The parents of 27-year-old Andrey Kozlov, who was released from Hamas captivity in Nuseirat on June 8, flew to Israel from St. Petersburg and met with their son at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan. Andrey is said to be in good condition.

Three other released hostages – Noa Argamani, 26, Almog Meir Jan, 21, and Shlomi Ziv, 40 – have already met with their families.

Andrey's mother, Evgenia Kozlov, had been waiting for news of her son's fate for many months while in Israel.

"On October 7, around 6:30 in the morning, he sent a short message in the family chat saying everything was okay. We hadn't seen the news yet and thought he was talking about rocket attacks. I didn't even know he was at a festival then. But then Andrey stopped responding, and I saw more and more messages about a catastrophe in southern Israel. I was only able to reach Andrey's friends around 4 o'clock, and they told me he had been working at the festival and messaging them about what was happening until 9 in the morning. He wrote about terrorists, shootings, and bodies. Everyone was horrified, panicked, and didn't know where to run. Then he wrote that his battery was dying. Then weeks of waiting began for me," she said in an interview with The News of Israel.