An Israeli boy who was kidnapped by Hamas has been reunited with his family more than six weeks after he was taken prisoner.
Ohad Munder, nine, was one of 13 hostages released after the warring sides agreed to a pause in the fighting.
In touching footage released by Israel‘s Schneider Children’s Medical Center, he is seen running down a corridor to embrace his father.
Ohad’s mother Keren, a teacher and volleyball coach also taken hostage during Hamas‘s attack on 7 October, is seen hugging other family members.
Ms Munder and her son were visiting his grandmother Ruthy when all three were kidnapped.
Ohad’s grandfather was also taken and is thought to still be in captivity.
Prisoner swaps set to continue
In total, Hamas kidnapped some 240 people.
The 13 prisoners who have been released were handed over after Israel released 39 Palestinians.
They were detained accused of a range of offences, from throwing stones to attempted murder.
Israel is preparing to release another 42 prisoners, with the country’s prisons service saying it has agreed to release three prisoners for every one hostage freed by Hamas.
‘Huge relief’ to see hostages return
The truce deal, which was mediated by Qatar, is expected to see some 50 women and children freed from Hamas captivity over the course of the weekend.
He added on X: “My thoughts are with all of those families who have been going through unimaginable trauma, especially those still waiting for their loved ones to come home.”
The pause in fighting is set to last until Monday.