Another two-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas

There are two more days of rest. While another 48-hour ceasefire continues in the Gaza Strip, Israel and Hamas continue the exchange of Palestinian hostages and prisoners. “The State of Qatar announces that, within the scope of ongoing mediation, an agreement has been reached to extend the humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another two days”: This was announced through a post on social media by Majed al-Ansari: Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Doha. The temporary ceasefire will then continue for another 48 hours on the same conditions adopted over the previous five days: 20 Israeli hostages (10 per day) in exchange for 60 Palestinian prisoners (30 per day), normally at a ratio of 3 to 1. .

A White House official later confirmed that Israel and Hamas had agreed in principle to extend the ceasefire for two more days to allow the release of more hostages. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said 20 more women and children would be released during the two-day extension of the ceasefire. Kirby explained that today’s setback occurred because Hamas initially wanted to release large numbers of minors without their mothers.

Hostages were released

Yesterday, on Monday, November 27, 11 Israeli hostages were released. Hamas released nine children and two women, all from Kibbutz Nir Oz, as confirmed by the Red Cross. According to the Times of Israel, Hamas still has nine minors: Kfir Bibas (10 months), Ariel Bibas (4 years old), Gali Tarshansky (13 years old), Amit Shani (16 years old), Ofir Engel (17 years old). years old), Maya Leimberg (17 years old), Aisha Zaidna (17 years old), Liam Or (18 years old) and Itay Regev (18 years old). In return, Israel released 30 minor children and three women, Yasmin Shaaban and Etaf Jaradat from Jenin and Nufuth Hamad from Jerusalem. Hamas released 6 Thai citizens as well as Israeli hostages.

It appears that the stalemate recorded yesterday, the last of the previous agreement, was caused by both parties. It was reported that Hamas called for the release of prisoners imprisoned before October 7, citing the principle of seniority, while Israel accused the militias of not complying with the agreement. Another disruption involved a girl named Nufouth Hamad, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for stabbing an Israeli woman a week ago. Then came the white smoke and a ceasefire agreement was made for two more days. Another 48 hours of peace for Gazans, a peace that doesn’t seem to last forever. As Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu underlined, the war is not over yet: “We continue with the agreed plan regarding the hostages. We continue with the main goals we set for ourselves: completing the release of the hostages, eliminating Hamas, and ensuring that this threat is not repeated in Gaza. Now.” “There will not be a regime that encourages terrorism, trains terrorism, or pays the price of terrorism. We will return to the fight strongly after the end of the ceasefire.”

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Source: Today IT