Israel has released 39 Palestinian prisoners within the framework of the agreement with the radical Palestinian movement Hamas, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said, APA reports.
The release of the Palestinians took place after 13 hostages held by Hamas returned to Israel, the news outlet noted.
On November 22, Hamas reported reaching an agreement with Israel, mediated by Qatar and Egypt, on a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip that would last four days. The movement confirmed that the agreements envisage the release of 50 women, children and teenagers held in the enclave in exchange for the release of 150 women, children and teenagers from Israeli prisons. The ceasefire in the enclave came into effect at 7 a.m. local time (5 a.m. GMT) on Friday.