By Tara SubramaniamLauren Said-MoorhouseAlisha EbrahimjiAditi SangalAdrienne VogtTori B. Powell and Emma Tucker, CNN

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Two American hostages, a mother and her daughter, have been released by Hamas and are in Israel, according to the Israeli prime minister’s office. The Israeli military has said the majority of hostages seized by Hamas on October 7 are still alive.
Conditions on the ground in Gaza are deteriorating by the hour as Israeli strikes pound the Palestinian enclave and aid agencies warn hospitals are almost out of fuel. Protests against the siege of Gaza are taking place in cities across the Middle East.
Humanitarian aid that has been stuck in Egypt should reach Gaza within “24-48 hours,” US President Joe Biden said Friday. The UN has said the trucks waiting at the southern Rafah crossing will be the “difference between life and death.”
As Israel prepares for the next stage of the war, the country’s defense minister told troops massed at the border that they would soon see Gaza “from the inside.”
Here’s how to help humanitarian efforts in Israel and Gaza.

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