CNBC's Live Blog is a live update of the war between Israel and Hamas. On Saturday morning. After being held captive by Hamas for two weeks in the Gaza Strip, they were released on Friday. Estimates suggest that 20 trucks crossed the border from Egypt to Gaza. On October 21, 2023, local citizens search for victims among the buildings that were destroyed by Israeli air raids on the southern Gaza Strip in Khan Yunis.
He said: "Children and mothers, as well as the elderly, are all without water, electricity, food or medicine." These are lifelines. On October 21, 2023, Palestinian supporters gather at Town Hall in Sydney, Australia to protest.
Chicago-area residents Judith Tai Raanan and her daughter Natalie Shoshana Raanan, two American hostages freed on Friday by the armed wing of Hamas, pose in this undated picture obtained by Reuters on October 20, 2023.
After a two-week ordeal, Natalie, 17, and her mother Judith were freed by Hamas militants. Raanan, Natalie’s father and Judith’s ex-husband said he briefly spoke to his daughter following her release. "She sounds great. The 71-year old said, "I have been waiting for this for a very long time. For two weeks." Netanyahu posted on X (formerly Twitter) that "Two our kidnapped have returned home." On Oct. 18, 2023, smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike on the southern Gaza Strip City of Khan Younis.
Biden told X (formerly Twitter) that he and his wife, Jill, would continue to hold in their hearts the families of Americans who are still missing.
Just spoke to the two Americans who were released by Hamas today. Jill and i will continue to hold close all the families of Americans who are still missing in action.