Hamas has released two US hostages – a mother and her daughter – “for humanitarian reasons” after negotiations brokered by Qatar, Sky News reports
Their ages are about 60 years old and 18 years old, a source with knowledge of the hostages told Sky News.
Abu Ubaida of the militant organisation’s armed wing said the release was in response to Qatari mediation efforts and to “prove to the American people and the world that the claims made by Biden and his fascist administration are false and baseless”.
Israel’s Channel 13 News said Israel has confirmed the release of the two hostages.
It is not immediately clear where the hostages were handed to.