Israel Hamas Ceasefire : The war between Israel and Hamas is still on hold. 28th November is the fifth day of ceasefire. Earlier on Monday, Hamas handed over 11 hostages to Israel. In response, Israel also released 33 prisoners early Tuesday.
Israel Hamas Ceasefire : The war between Israel and Hamas is still on hold. 28th November is the fifth day of ceasefire. Both camps have decided to extend the ceasefire in exchange for the release of hostages. Earlier on Monday night, Hamas handed over 11 prisoners to Israel.
The Israeli military IDF has confirmed that 11 more hostages released from the Gaza Strip have safely returned to it. A few hours after this announcement, the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza was extended for two more days. Israel released 33 Palestinians early Tuesday. Israel and Hamas have said that both camps expect more releases in the new phase of the ceasefire.
The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has been welcomed by many countries including America. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also praised both camps for the move. A ceasefire was declared between Israel and Hamas when Israel said in a statement that 11 more hostages had reached Israeli territory.
“Our forces will remain with them until they are reunited with their families,” an Israeli military spokesman said in a statement. The military salute and embrace the released hostages as they return home. All the hostages appear to be completely medically fit. However, everyone’s health checkup will be done.
Israel also released 33 Palestinians
In response to the release of 11 hostages by Hamas, the Israeli army also handed over 33 Palestinian prisoners to Hamas in the West Bank early Tuesday. The release brought the total number of prisoners freed by Israel during the initial four-day pause in fighting to 150. According to Qatar, which mediates between Israel and Hamas, the freed Israelis are dual citizens of France, Germany and Argentina.
America hopes its citizens will also be released in the new agreement
In the new ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel, America has also expressed hope for the release of its citizens. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will make his third wartime visit to the Middle East this week, White House spokesman John Kirby said after announcing a new ceasefire in Gaza. He expressed hope that more Americans would be spared in the new ceasefire agreement. According to America, there may still be 8 to 9 Americans in the custody of Hamas.