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Who are the hostages released so far in the Israel-Hamas deal?

<i>Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images</i><br/>Israeli security forces stand next to ambulances waiting outside the helipad of Tel Aviv's Schneider medical center on November 24
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Israeli security forces stand next to ambulances waiting outside the helipad of Tel Aviv's Schneider medical center on November 24

By Tara John, Lauren Izso, Tamar Michaelis, Sophie Tanno and Jerome Taylor, CNN

(CNN) — A seventh group of hostages was transferred out of Gaza on Thursday by Hamas after the Palestinian militant group and Israel agreed late on Wednesday to again extend a pause in fighting.

So far 105 hostages have been released by Hamas over seven days of truce, primarily women and children. The number includes Israeli and dual citizens, as well as nationals of Thailand, Poland and the Philippines.

Their release has sparked tearful reunions with families, following painstaking negotiations and coordination between the warring sides with the help of foreign mediation. The truce was first extended on Monday for an additional two days.

Under the deal, Israel is freeing three imprisoned Palestinians for every Israeli civilian woman and child allowed out of Gaza. So far, 240 Palestinians have been released, primarily women and minors, many of whom were detained but never charged.

Here’s what you need to know about those released from Gaza so far:

Israeli hostages – Friday

All but one of those freed on Friday were abducted from the Nir Oz kibbutz, which was devastated during the October 7 attacks. More than a quarter of the community was killed or remains missing.

Yafa Adar, 85

Adar is a founder of Nir Oz and was the oldest person to be taken hostage. A video of her being taken into Gaza on a golf cart driven by Hamas militants went viral shortly after her abduction. “Her eldest grandson, Tamir Adar, a 38-year-old father-of-two, was also abducted, and is still held hostage,” a Nir Oz spokesperson said.

Margalit Moses, 77

The mother-of-three and grandmother of 10 is a retired biology teacher. She is also a cancer survivor who has diabetes, “fibromyalgia, and takes many additional medications,” said the Hostages and Missing Families Forum in Israel. The nature lover planned on traveling to Mozambique this winter.

Hana Katzir, 76

She is also a member of Kibbutz Nir Oz and the wife of the late Rami Katzir, 79, who was killed in their home. “A mother of three and grandmother of six. Her son Elad, 47 years old, was also kidnapped and is still in Gaza,” said Nir Oz’s spokesperson.

Katzir had been feared dead before she was spotted in the back seat of a Red Cross vehicle heading into Egypt on Friday.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad announced on November 21 that she had died, but did not offer proof. CNN did not report the Islamic Jihad claim at the time, but some Israeli and international media did.

Adina Moshe, 72

The retired educator and Nir Oz resident is a mother of four and grandmother of 12. Her husband David (Sa’id) Moshe was killed in their home on October 7.

Daniel Aloni, 45, and Emilia Aloni, 5

Daniel Aloni was among three women who appeared in a hostage video released by Hamas late last month. She came to Nir Oz to visit family and was abducted alongside her daughter Emilia. Her sister Sharon Aloni-Cunio and other family members were kidnapped and remain in Gaza, says the Nir Oz spokesperson.

Doron Katz Asher, 34, Raz Asher, 4, Aviv Asher, 2

Doron visited Nir Oz with her family and was kidnapped with her two daughters, Aviv and Raz, as well as other family members, including Efrat Katz. She lives in Ganot Hadar and works as an accountant.

Her cousin, Dori Roberts, told CNN in October that he received a video posted to social media showing the two women and the girls being taken hostage by militants in the southern Israel kibbutz of Nir Oz. “She looked so horrified, confused and shocked,” he said of his aunt, Efrat, in the video.

His aunt’s 79-year-old partner and another relative were also taken hostage, Roberts said. “Those endless thoughts about, ‘Where are they? How are they doing? What are they going through every minute of the day?’ That can really drive you insane,” said Roberts.

Channa Peri, 79

Peri, who lived in Kibbutz Nirim, immigrated to Israel from South Africa in the 1960s. She worked in a grocery store and is a mother of three – one of whom was murdered on October 7 and another kidnapped. “She has diabetes, and suffers severe vision loss in one of her eyes,” said the Hostages and Missing Families Forum in a statement.

Ruth Munder, 78, Karen Munder, 54, and Ohad Munder, 9

Ruth Munder, the 78-year-old Nir Oz resident who is a retired hairdresser and seamstress, was abducted along with her husband, her daughter Keren and her only grandson, Ohad. Her son, Roee, was killed on October 7, the Nir Oz spokesperson said. Her 78-year-old husband still remains in Gaza.

“She met her husband Avraham in the kibbutz… Ruth is a very talented woman, she was the librarian of the kibbutz and the seamstress. She also knits, paints, and sews. She is retired. Ruth attends classes and family trips,” said the Hostages and Missing Families Forum.

Keren Munder, 54, is a physical education teacher for children with special needs was born and raised in Nir Oz. She was abducted along with her only son, Ohad, and her parents, Ruth and Avraham, said the Kibbutz spokesperson.

Ohad Munder, 9, “came to Nir Oz to visit family” when he was abducted alongside family members, the kibbutz spokesperson for Nir Oz said.

Israeli hostages – Saturday

Emily Hand, 9

Emily’s father Thomas initially thought his daughter was killed in Hamas’ October 7 attacks.

Weeks later, Israeli officials told him that Emily might still be alive, as they had not located her body and didn’t find any blood in the home where she was sleeping.

On Sunday, the Israeli military released an emotional video of Emily running into the arms of her father.

Emily turned nine in captivity, Hand, who is a single parent after his wife died of cancer, previously told CNN.

He told CNN Saturday he hopes this will be the first step toward Emily’s recovery and is aware of the long road she has ahead to heal after being in captivity for nearly 50 days.

Hila Rotem Shoshani, 13

Hila was abducted alongside her mother Raaya Rotem, 54, from Kibbutz Be’eri.

Raaya, however, was not listed among those hostages released.

An Israeli government official told CNN that mothers and children are not supposed to be separated under the agreement with Hamas.

“That’s part of the deal,” the official said. “It’s unknown where she is and what happened to her.”

Maya Regev, 21

Maya and her brother Itay, 18, were both taken hostage by Hamas gunmen at the Nova festival.

In an interview with CNN last month, their father Ilan replayed a terrifying call Maya had placed to her father. “Dad, they shot me, they shot me!” Maya can be heard screaming down the phone. “He is killing us, Dad, he is killing us.”

Following her release, Maya was taken to Soroka Hospital for treatment of a moderate injury, according to a written statement from the hospital and Israel’s Ministry of Health. The statement said Regev is in a stable condition and her injury is not considered life threatening.

Noam Or, 17, Alma Or, 13

According to the Hostages and Missing Families Forum, multiple members of the Or family were taken captive by Hamas. Noam and Alma were on the list of those released Saturday.

Their father Dror Or, 48, is still being held by Hamas in Gaza, according to Israeli officials. Yonat Or, the children’s mother and Dror’s wife, was killed on October 7.

Shiri Weiss, 53, Noga Weiss, 18

Shiri and Noga were both taken hostage from Be’eri kibbutz where more than 120 residents, including children, were massacred.

Sharon Avigdori, 52, Noam Avigdori, 12

Shoshan Haran, 67

Adi Shoham, 38, Yahel Shoham, 3, Naveh Shoham, 8

Israeli hostages – Sunday

Abigail Edan, 4

Edan, a 4-year-old American-Israeli citizen, was orphaned when her parents were killed on October 7. She was taken as a hostage during the attacks.

Her handover marks the first successful release of an American hostage since the start of a truce between Israel and Hamas.

Abigail was the youngest American hostage, according to officials. She was 3 years old when abducted, and her birthday passed while she was being held in Gaza.

Ron Krivoi, 25

Krivoi, a Russian-Israeli dual citizen, was released as a special case, outside of the parameters of the Israel-Hamas truce, which does not allow for the release of adult men.

Hamas credited his release to the intervention of Russian President Vladimir Putin and “the supportive Russian position for the Palestinian cause.”

Krivoi was captured while attending the Nova music festival on October 7.

Hagar Brodutch, 40, Ofry Brodutch, 10, Yuval Brodutch, 8, Oria Brodutch, 4

Chen Goldstein Almog, 49, Agam Goldstein Almog, 17, Gal Goldstein Almog, 11, Tal Goldstein Almog, 9

Elma Avraham, 84

Adrienne Siegel, 62

Ela Elyakim, 8, Dafna Elyakim, 14

Israeli Hostages – Monday

All 11 Israeli prisoners released on November 27 have dual citizenship, Qatar’s Foreign Minister Majed Al-Ansari said on X Monday. The group includes three French citizens, two German citizens, and six Argentinian citizens, he said.

The 11 hostages had all been abducted from kibbutz Nir Oz in southern Israel, one of the deadliest sites of the October 7 attack, according to a statement from the kibbutz.

Eitan Yahalomi, 12

French President Emanuel Macron said on X that Yahalomi was one of the French dual citizens released Monday.

Sharon Kunio, 34, Emma Kunio, 3, Yuli Kunio, 3

The Israeli embassy in Argentina said that three members of the Kunio family released Monday were dual Argentinian citizens.

Karina Engel, Mika Engel, 18, Yuval Engel, 11

The members of the Engel family are also dual Argentinian citizens, according to the Israeli embassy in Argentina.

Sahar Kalderon, 16, Erez Kalderon, 12

Sahar and Erez Kalderon are also dual French citizens, Macron said.

Or Yaakov, 16, Yagil Yaakov 13

Israeli Hostages – Tuesday

Ditza Heiman, 84

Tamar Metzger, 78

Ada Sagi, 75

Meirav Tal, 53

Ofelia Roitman, 77

Gabriela Leimberg, 59, Mia Leimberg, 17

Clara Merman, 63

Rimon Kirsht, 36

Noralin “Nataly” Babadilla, 60

Babadilla is a dual national of the Philippines, officials have said.

Israeli Hostages – Wednesday

Yelena Trupanob, 50

Trupanob is a dual Israeli-Russian citizen who was released by Hamas under a deal outside of the Israel-Hamas truce, according to Israeli authorities.

Irena Tati, 73

Tati is also a dual Israeli-Russian citizen. She was released earlier Wednesday along with Trupanob in a deal outside of the Israel-Hamas truce.

Gali Tarshanksy, 13

Ofir Engel, 17

Engel is a dual Israeli-Dutch national. His aunt told CNN earlier this month that Engel had been visiting his girlfriend for Shabbat when the pair were abducted by Hamas, along with his girlfriend’s father.

Amit Shani, 16

Shani was 15 at the time he was taken hostage by Hamas. His birthday was about two weeks into his captivity, his father told CNN.

Itay Regev, 18

Itay’s sister Maya Regev had also been held captive by Hamas. She was released on Saturday with moderate injuries, officials said. The pair had been taken captive by Hamas at the Nova music festival.

Yarden Roman Gat, 36

Raaya Rotem, 54

Raya’s daughter Hila Rotem Shoshani was released from Hamas captivity on Saturday. Israeli officials had protested the release of a child without her mother, which they said was in violation of the terms of the truce. An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman said over the weekend that Hamas had told the Israeli military that they did not know where Raaya Rotem was at the time that they released her daughter.

Rotem had been with her daughter up until two days before her daughter’s release, Hila Rotem Shoshani told Israeli authorities, according to the IDF spokesman. In captivity, Raya Rotem also looked after 9-year-old hostage Emily Hand like she was her own daughter, Hand’s father told CNN.

Raz Ben-Ami, 57

Liat Beinin, 49

Beinin is a dual US-Israeli citizen who was living in kibbutz Nir Oz when it was attacked by Hamas on October 7. She was taken hostage along with her husband, Aviv, who remains in captivity.

Beinin’s father told CNN last month that Liat is a high school civics and history teacher and also a tour guide at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem.

US President Joe Biden said in a statement Wednesday that he was “deeply gratified” by Beinin’s release.

Liam Or, 18

Moran Stela Yanai, 40

Israeli Hostages – Thursday

Sapir Cohen, 29

Shani Goren, 29

Nili Margalit, 41

Ilana Gritzewsky, 30

Bilal Alziadana, 18, Aisha Alziadana, 17

Amit Soussana, 40

Mia Schem, 21

Schem is a dual Israeli-French national who was kidnapped from the Nova festival on October 7. Prior to her capture, she worked at a tattoo parlor, according to the Hostages and Missing Persons Families Forum.

Days after the terror attack, in the first hostage video released by Hamas, Schem was shown being treated with a bandage.

Foreign nationals


Thai authorities have released the names of 19 Thai nationals who had been freed by Hamas so far.

They are: Nattawaree Munkan, Santi Boonprom, Boonthom Pankhong, Mongkol Phachuabboon, Vetoon Phoome, Vichai Kalapat, Bancha Kongmanee, Buddhee Saengboon, Uthai Toonsri, Uthai Saengnuan, Natthaporn Onkaew, Komkrit Chombua, Anucha Angkaew, Manee Jirachart, Vichian Temthong, Surin Kesoognern, Pornsawan Pinakalow, Pattanayut Tornsokree, and Owas Suriyasri.

Four more Thai nationals were also released Wednesday. Officials have not yet provided their names.

Israeli farms employ thousands of Thai labourers, according to Israel’s ministry of interior.

Nattawaree Munkan’s mother, Boonyarin Srichan, lives in Thailand’s Khon Kaen province with her 8-year-old granddaughter. She revealed how she “cried out of my happiness” when she heard the news of Nattawaree’s release.

Manee Jirachart’s father Chumporn spoke with CNN last month in a remote village in Thailand.

The last image he saw of his son was in a bunker where he was taking cover on the October 7 attacks. Manee had gone to work in Israel to send money home to his family and was expected to return next year.


Gelienor “Jimmy” Pacheco, a Philippine citizen, had been working as a caretaker in Israel when he was taken hostage on October 7. Avishay Ben Zvi, the son of the man Pacheco had been working for, said after the release that Pacheco was doing better than expected and had spoken with his wife back in the Philippines.


A Polish citizen was among the hostages released from Gaza Friday, Poland’s foreign ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry did not provide any information on who the Polish citizen is, but used the feminine version of the noun for “citizen,” indicating the citizen is female. It is not yet known if she is a dual national.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

CNN’s Eve Brennan, Luke Wolagiewicz, and David Shortell contributed to this report.

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