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8 hostages and 30 Palestinian prisoners were released

8 hostages and 30 Palestinian prisoners were released

After confirming the extension of the truce, Hamas released eight today hostageswhich add to the two russian citizens that had been delivered yesterday to complete the daily quota of 10. For his part, Israel He also fulfilled his part of the agreement and released 30 Palestinian prisoners.

In this way, they are already 80 hostages releasedamong them fifteen Argentines, while the prisoners There are 240 Palestinians released from prison.

“Under the terms of the seventh day of the humanitarian pause agreement, 30 Palestinians will be freed today in exchange for the release of 10 hostages in Gaza; the two Russian citizens released yesterday were counted on this list,” said the spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry. Qatar -one of the countries mediating the truce-, Majed Al Ansarion the social network X.

This morning, the Israel Defense Forces (FDI) had reported that the International Committee of the Red Cross had received two women freed by Hamas and later they announced the surrender of six other people.

Israeli media identified the first two released today as Mia Schem, 21-year-old French-Israeli -Chilean’s granddaughter Guillermo Zeev Scharf and kidnapped October 7 during an electronic music party– and Amit Soussana40 and living in a kibbutz near the border with the Gaza Strip.

As for the Palestinian prisoners, they are seven women and 23 minors who were released late on Thursday, according to the Israeli Penitentiary Authority.

Israel and Hamas extend truce for one day

Israel and Hamas announcedminutes before he expired this morning, the extension of the humanitarian truce for one more day to allow for more releases of hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. Furthermore, the agreement contemplates the entry of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

Initially agreed to cfour days and prolonged for two morethe mediating countries –Qatar, United States and Egypt– They pushed for a new extension.

The Israeli Army announced that, “in light of the mediators’ efforts to continue the hostage release process, the operational pause will continue“, and Hamas did the same in a statement where they reported the agreement to “extend the truce for a Seventh day“.

The humanitarian pause was the first ceasefire since the beginning of the conflict on October 7when Hamas soldiers attacked Israeli civilians, killing 1,200 people and kidnapped 240 peopleamong them 20 Argentines.

Israel’s counteroffensive, air and ground, left 14,800 deadincluding some 6,000 childrenand 1.8 million Palestinians displaced from the Gaza Strip.

Source: Ambito

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