@jewishbreakingnews is reporting the two of the 203 hostages have been freed. They are American’s Natalie and Judith Raanan, from Evanston, Illinois.
They were visiting family for their grandmother’s 85th birthday. They are being transferred through Egypt and will be flying into USA soon. A source told US media that the two are being released on “humanitarian grounds” because the mother is in poor health.
The release of the two is the result of negotiations between Qatar and Hamas which started after Hamas abducted around 200 people from Israel during its October 7 attack.