American Among 16 Released Hostages Safely in Egypt: Biden

An American citizen was among 16 Israeli hostages released early Thursday local time after the Hamas terror group abducted them during its surprise attack in Israel on Oct. 7.

U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Liat Beinin, an Israeli-American high school teacher, was now safe.

The 16 hostages, including Ms. Beinin, were released on the sixth and final day of a two-day extension of a temporary humanitarian ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. The pause in fighting began last Friday. The temporary truce was initially agreed upon for four days, with Israel offering Hamas one additional day of relief from its military offensive for every 10 Israeli hostages released.

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