France’s Macron welcomes release of France-Israeli hostage from Gaza

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday expressed his ‘great joy’ upon the release of a Franco-Israeli woman who was held hostage in Gaza, saying Paris will keep working towards the release of those still detained by Hamas.

The freed hostage, 21-year-old Mia Schem, was seized at a dance party along with many of the other hostages abducted into Gaza. Schem also holds French nationality.

“I share this great joy with her family and all French people”, Macron said in a statement on X.