27 Nov 2023

On third day of truce, dozens of hostages released from Gaza

From First Up, 5:52 am on 27 November 2023

Dozens of hostages held in Gaza have been released - in the third day of the truce between Israel and Hamas. Israel has confirmed that six women and seven children were among the second group of hostages released by Hamas as part of the agreed temporary pause in fighting in Gaza. Four other hostages, all Thai nationals, were also released. In exchange, 39 Palestinian prisoners were released, including 6 women and 33 children. The deal was organised by Qatar, and our correspondent Alex Baird is in Doha. He joins us now.