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2 American hostages released by Hamas terrorists: Report

The American flag. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol)
October 20, 2023

Two Americans who were taken hostage by Hamas terrorists have been released, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, Fox News reported.

The two American captives, a mother and her daughter, were let go “on humanitarian grounds,” the source said.

“In response to Qatari efforts, Al-Qassam Brigades released two American citizens (a mother and her daughter) for humanitarian reasons, and to prove to the American people and the world that the claims made by Biden and his fascist administration are false and baseless,” Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman Abu Obaida said Friday.

The Red Cross is currently taking care of the hostages.

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During a speech this week on the United States’ response to the Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel, President Joe Biden said there is “no higher priority for me than the safety of Americans held hostage.”

“The terrorist group Hamas unleashed pure, unadulterated evil in the world. But sadly, the Jewish people know, perhaps better than anyone, that there is no limit to the depravity of people when they want to inflict pain on others,” Biden said.

“Tonight, there are innocent people all over the world who hope because of us, who believe in a better life because of us, who are desperate not be forgotten be- — by us, and who are waiting for us. But time is of the essence. I know we have our divisions at home. We have to get past them. We can’t let petty, partisan, angry politics get in the way of our responsibilities as a great nation. We cannot and will not let terrorists like Hamas and tyrants like Putin win. I refuse to let that happen,” Biden later added.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.