Gaza ceasefire. Hostage deal approved.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to remain in office after his term ends

The Israeli government and Hamas agree to release 50 hostages in the Gaza Strip in exchange for 150 Palestinians imprisoned in Israel and allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to the besieged enclave after four days of fighting. We agreed to stop.

Officials from Qatar, the United States, Israel and Hamas, which are mediating secret negotiations, have said in recent days that a deal is imminent.

Hamas is believed to have held more than 200 hostages when its fighters stormed into Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 people, according to Israeli tallies.

A statement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said 50 women and children would be freed over four days, during which fighting would be halted.

He said the suspension would be extended by an additional day for every 10 hostages released, but did not mention the release of Palestinian prisoners in exchange.

Hamas announced that it would free 50 hostages in exchange for 150 Palestinian women and children held in Israeli prisons. Palestinian groups said in a statement that the ceasefire agreement will allow hundreds of trucks carrying humanitarian, medical and fuel aid to enter Gaza.

It added that Israel has pledged not to attack or arrest anyone throughout the Gaza Strip during the ceasefire period.

Reuters

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