Multiple sources have confirmed the release of two additional hostages, who have been identified as Nurit Yitzhak and Yocheved Lifshitz. These released individuals are 85-year-old Yocheved Lifshitz and 79-year-old Nurit Cooper, both hailing from the Nir Oz kibbutz. The decision to release them was attributed to “compelling humanitarian and satisfactory reasons,” as stated by the Al-Qassam Brigades. Additionally, the U.S. has recommended that Israel postpone a ground invasion of Gaza to allow for extended negotiations regarding the hostages and the delivery of humanitarian aid.