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Israel approves a hostage-release agreement with Hamas in return for a four-day cease-fire

The much awaited agreement between Israel and Hamas, which called for a ceasefire and the release of 50 Israeli captives who had been detained in the Gaza Strip since the horrific incident on October 7, has been approved by the entire Cabinet of Israel.theindiaprint.com israel approves a hostage release agreement with hamas in return for a four day ce

“Tonight, the government has approved the outline of the first stage of achieving this goal,” the Israeli government said in a statement. “This will involve the release of at least 50 hostages, including women and children, over the course of four days, during which there will be a pause in the fighting.”

It went on to say, “Every 10 hostages released will result in an extra day in the pause.”

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) would, according to the statement, carry on the conflict after the truce in order to free all of the captives.

“To ensure that there is no new threat to the State of Israel from Gaza, to bring all of the hostages home, and to completely eradicate Hamas, the Israeli government, the Israeli military, and the security services will continue the war,” the statement said.

As per the agreement mediated by the US and Qatari intermediaries, Hamas will free 12–13 captives daily in return for a halt to hostilities.

About fifty captives will be freed over the course of the next four days.

Additionally, Hamas will take action if it discovers that other armed organizations are holding around 39 additional Israeli captives in Gaza.

Israel will also release up to 300 Palestinian women and minors who are detained in its prisons, according to claims in the Israeli media.

According to the source, there is also a possibility of extending the truce for additional days in return for 10 captive releases every extra day.

 

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