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After the release of 13 Israeli hostages from Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he is committed to the release of all hostages.

After releasing the first batch of Israelis from captivity in Gaza on Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country is committed to the return of all hostages, which is “one of the objectives of the war” with Hamas, news. As reported in agency ANI.

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He reiterated the country’s commitment to the hostage agreement and said, “But I emphasize to you, to the families, and to the citizens of Israel, that we are committed to the return of all hostages. This is one of the objectives of the war.” And we are committed to achieving all the goals of the war.”

On the first day of a planned four-day ceasefire, Hamas released 13 hostages, including four children and their mothers and five elderly women. They were among about 240 people abducted by Hamas gunmen who attacked southern Israel on October 7.

Along with the Israeli hostages, 10 Thais and one Filipino, who were held captive at the same time, were also freed under a separate agreement, according to Qatari mediators cited by Reuters. After being released, the hostages were medically evaluated. Medical professionals said he appears to be in good physical condition and is undergoing further evaluation.

Also read: 13 out of 25 Israeli prisoners freed by Hamas under Gaza ceasefire agreement

Under the deal brokered by Qatar, at least 50 Israeli hostages are set to be exchanged and are expected to be freed in the coming days. If the ceasefire is extended, more hostages could be released.

The Israel Defense Forces said the released hostages would be accompanied by IDF soldiers as they headed to Israeli hospitals. Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated the country’s commitment to repatriating all hostages from Gaza.

In exchange, 39 Palestinian women and minors detained by Israel were released on Friday, the first of a group of 150 who are to be freed from Israeli custody under the agreement.

The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office announced in a statement posted on Twitter that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Galant will closely monitor the management of the operation to bring Israelis released from Hamas captivity.

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