Now that two dozen hostages and 39 Palestinian prisoners have been exchanged on the first day of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, some Baltimore-area residents are waiting to hear whether a certain Israeli nurse will be released.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the fighting will restart at the end of a four-day ceasefire.

Howard Libit, the executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, told 11 News it's vital for the Israeli military to end Hamas' terrorist rule in Gaza, but for now, Libit said it's critically important to help those released Friday.

Nili Margalit is an Israeli pediatric nurse who was abducted on Oct. 7 while she was working at a hospital near the Gaza border. According to other hostages, she has continued caring for others while she's held captive. Libit wears a bracelet with her name.... Read More: WBAL TV