Israel and Hamas agree on ceasefire, hostage release deal – Magazine Creations

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a temporary humanitarian ceasefire that includes a deal to release hostages, Fox News has confirmed.

“The Israeli government is committed to the return of all hostages to their homes. “Tonight, the government approved the outline for the first stage of achieving this goal, according to which at least 50 hostages – women and children – will be released for 4 days, during which there will be a lull in the fighting,” he said in a statement. the prime minister’s office.

“The release of every ten additional hostages will result in an additional day of rest. The Israeli government, IDF and security forces will continue the war to return all hostages, complete the elimination of Hamas, and ensure that Gaza does not renews no threat to the State of Israel.”

The ceasefire was officially announced hours after the leaders of Israel and Hamas said on Tuesday that negotiations were in their final stages. Both sides eventually agreed to their terms. Qatari negotiators helped broker the deal.

Under the accord, the Israeli military agreed to temporarily halt its pursuit of Hamas – including its ground invasion of Gaza and its airstrikes – for humanitarian purposes. Also, Hamas agreed to release dozens of hostages in conjunction with Israel agreeing to release Palestinian prisoners at a ratio of 3 to 1. Trey Yingst of Fox News reported that Hamas leaders would release one hostage for every three Palestinians released by Israel from his prisons.

Hamas, which rules Gaza, took about 240 hostages from Israel during its October 7 terror attack, when it invaded Israel and killed about 1,200 people, mostly civilians. The terrorist group said at the time that it took several hostages, which included Israelis, Americans and other foreign nationals, to free all Palestinians in Israel.


SDEROT, ISRAEL – NOVEMBER 21: Smoke, rising above damaged buildings after Israeli attacks on Beit Hanoun, Gaza, is seen from Sderot, Israel on November 21, 2023. (Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu via Getty Images)

Yingst reported live from Israel that the hostages were expected to be only women and children, and it was not immediately clear which prisoners would be released. The initial hostages released will likely not include all the women and children held hostage.

Even with the finalization of a delicate deal, the actual release of the hostages is expected to take at least 24 hours. Yingst said Israel and Hamas could probably only release a few hostages at a time to see if peace prevails.

“You will see the first hostages come out during Thursday,” said a senior administration official, noting that the release could take place in multiple locations.

Netanyahu met with his war council on Tuesday afternoon, then the security council and then his full cabinet before the deal was announced. Ahead of the meetings, he said he hoped there would be “good news”.

Earlier on Tuesday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and Mark Regev, a senior adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, openly said a deal was close.

Netanyahu for Hannity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel must “completely root out Hamas.” (FOX News/Hannity)


The deal was announced as Israeli forces moved through northern Gaza and the Gaza Strip. It also came after the Israeli military announced it had targeted 250 different Hamas sites in the past day, killing dozens of Hamas fighters.

Israeli tank near the Gaza Strip

An Israeli army tank moves into position near barbed wire along the border with the Gaza Strip and southern Israel on Wednesday, November 8. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images)

Israel continued to bomb Hamas targets in Gaza throughout Tuesday.


Qatari mediators previously sought a deal for Hamas to release 50 Israeli hostages, Reuters reported. Among those hostages would be three Americans, including Abigail Mor Idan.

About 10 Americans remain missing.

Israel and Hamas have been at war since Hamas-led forces carried out the deadliest terror attack in Israeli history on October 7, when they invaded Israel and killed around 1,200 people, mostly civilians.

Gaza’s Ministry of Health – run by Hamas – said more than 12,700 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army in its counter-offensive.


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