Egyptian officials involved in the hostage negotiations with the Hamas terrorist organization provided more information today (Thursday) on the deal which will go into effect tomorrow.
According to the report, Israeli officials will arrive on the Egyptian side at the Rafah crossing together with Egyptian security officials, representatives of the Red Cross, and representatives of the Red Crescent. From there, the hostages will fly to Israel.
On the issue of the nearly 200 hostages who will remain in captivity after the current deal, it was reported that Hamas refused the demand that the Red Cross be allowed to visit the hostages. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that such visits by the Red Cross are part of the deal. Hamas did agree to provide updates on the health of the hostages.
It was also reported that after intervention by Hamas' Iranian patrons, the terrorist organization has signaled its willingness to release all 23 Thai hostages without preconditions.
In addition, Hamas, according to the report, passed on information regarding the medical condition of all the Thai hostages in its custody.