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Hamas released a group of 10 Israeli hostages, four Thai nationals, and two Israeli-Russian dual citizens on Wednesday in the sixth such release of hostages since a cease-fire began on Friday. The group included a few relatives of people who had already been released.

Ra’aya Rotem, 54, was hiding in her family’s safe room in Kibbutz Be’eri on the morning of Oct. 7 when she was kidnapped, as was her daughter, Hila, 12, and her daughter’s friend Emily Hand, 9.

Itay Regev, 18, and his sister Maya, 21, were at a music festival in Re’im when they were captured.

Raz Ben-Ami was kidnapped by Hamas from the Be’eri kibbutz on Oct. 7, while Liat Binin Atzili and her husband Aviv Atzili were kidnapped from their home on Kibbutz Nir Oz.

Moran Stela Yanai, a self-employed artist and jewelry designer from Be’er Sheva, had gone to the Nova music festival in Re’im to sell her handmade jewelry.

Liam Or, 18, Ofir Engel, 17, and Amit Shani, 16, were also taken hostage by Hamas militants.

Irena Tati, a physician, and her daughter, Yelena Trupanob, were kidnapped from their home in Kibbutz Nir Oz, along with Yelena’s son Sasha and his girlfriend, Sapir Cohen.

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