Hostages Released from Gaza in Stable Condition



by FARUK IMAMOVIC

Hostages Released from Gaza in Stable Condition
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In a significant development emerging from the Gaza Strip, all foreign nationals recently released from Hamas captivity have been reported to be in stable condition. This news comes as a relief to the international community, highlighting the complex dynamics of the region.

A Multinational Release

Among the 41 hostages freed on Friday and Saturday, 15 were foreign nationals, including 14 from Thailand and one from the Philippines. Their release marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing humanitarian efforts in the region.

The detainees were held in Gaza, a territory often at the center of geopolitical tensions. Dr. Osnat Levtzion Korach, director of the Shamir Medical Center in Israel, shared an update on their condition, “They are in stable condition, and they are improving.

They're very happy to be here and we're very happy that we can give them the best care that they need." This statement underscores the collaborative efforts in providing necessary medical attention to those affected by the crisis.

Medical Care and Recovery

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has announced that the foreign nationals will remain at the Shamir-Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center in Beer Yaakov, southeast of Tel Aviv, for further medical examinations.

Israel has committed to providing "dedicated care" to all the released individuals. At the Sheba Medical Center, signs of captivity are evident among the freed hostages, yet thankfully, none required urgent medical intervention.

“In spite of the days of captivity, which are recognizable, no one needs immediate medical intervention,” said Itai Pesach, director of the Safra Children's Hospital. The Ministry of Health stated that the 12 individuals who arrived at Sheba Medical Center included eight children and four women, all receiving comprehensive care to address both physical and mental health needs.

Additionally, an Israeli hostage, Maya Regev, was admitted to the Soroka Medical Center for a moderate injury. While her condition necessitates surgical treatment, it is not life-threatening, and a full recovery is expected.

This multi-faceted response to the hostage crisis in Gaza highlights the ongoing efforts by medical professionals and government agencies to ensure the well-being of those impacted. It stands as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of international cooperation in times of crisis.