On Sunday, Hamas released 13 Israeli hostages as part of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and the militant group.
Eleven other hostages were released as well. The hostages were released to the Palestinian side of the crossing scattered around the Gaza Strip and transferred to Israel soon after.
The ceasefire agreement was supported by both Hamas and Israel, and is a step close towards ending more than a month of violence between the two sides.
The released hostages include six who were captured during the conflict in addition to seven detainees who had been held by Hamas since the start of the siege of the Gaza Strip. The 11 other released Israeli captives were among those being held by Hamas prior to the outbreak of hostilities.
No details have been released regarding the prisoners released, though the IDF says that they will have to remain in Israel for at least 90 days while their cases are being investigated.
It is unclear if the releases of prisoners are related to alleged talks of a ceasefire, or if any other prisoners remain in Hamas’ hands.