She has since undergone medical checks and is “doing well,” the military said.
“We obviously greeted one hostage with open arms after yesterday’s successful action… but we’re committed to getting all the hostages back home. We think that this method stands a chance.”
The Israeli military said it had killed four prominent Hamas operatives.
Palestinian health officials said air strikes had hit near three large hospitals in Gaza City on Monday.
People arriving for treatment at Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza after Israeli bombardment on 24 October. Source: Getty / Mahmud Hams
The United Nations humanitarian office OCHA said 117,000 civilians are sheltering alongside patients and doctors in hospitals in the north.
The UN agency also said that armed groups continued firing rockets at Israel indiscriminately, with no fatalities reported.
Ricarda Louk sits in front of a placard of her daughter Shani Louk who was abducted by Hamas militants during the 7 October attack into southern Israel. Source: AP / Maya Alleruzzo
The Israeli government said a German-Israeli woman who was seized by Hamas from a music festival on 7 October and paraded around Gaza is dead.
“This shows all the barbarism that lies behind Hamas.”
The UN though did not condemn Hamas in its entirety as a terrorist organisation, due to insufficient support from member states to do so during a 2018 vote.