On the first night of the ceasefire, the first group of hostages released by Hamas arrived at the Rafah crossing. According to the truce agreement, the released hostages comprised 13 Israelis, 10 Thais and one Filipino, who were handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Among the first group of released Israeli hostages was 85-year-old Yaffa Adar, whose granddaughter, Adva Adar, we interviewed in our earlier program. She was among the 248 hostages held by Hamas.
As part of the exchange, Israel released 39 imprisoned Palestinian women and children.