Israel, Hamas complete 3rd round of hostage swap
Israel releases 39 Palestinian children, Hamas frees 17 hostages
By Awad Rjoub
RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA) - Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas completed the third round of a hostage swap deal on Sunday amid a four-day humanitarian pause in fighting.
Palestinian authorities released the names of 39 Palestinian children who were freed from Ofer Prison in the occupied West Bank and left on a bus belonging to the International Red Cross.
Hamas released 17 hostages -- 14 Israelis and three foreigners -- who were handed over to the Red Cross to be delivered to Israel.
An Anadolu correspondent reported that the release of the Palestinians had already commenced in Jerusalem, with some of them having reached their homes accompanied by their families.
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