Israeli official: Ceasefire to last five days, 40 children and 13 women to be released-UPDATED

Israeli official: Ceasefire to last five days, 40 children and 13 women to be released-UPDATED
# 21 November 2023 18:45 (UTC +04:00)

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas will last five days, and 40 child and 13 female hostages will be released from Hamas captivity, a political source stated on Tuesday, APA reports citing The Jerusalem Post.

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According to senior Israeli officials, there is a strong possibility that the details of a hostage deal will be finalized in the coming hours, APA reports citing The Jerusalem Post.

The proposed agreement involved the release of approximately 50 Israeli children and their mothers in exchange for a four-day ceasefire. It will take place in a 1:3 format, three Palestinian prisoners for each hostage.

A Qatar-mediated agreement between Israel and Hamas for the release of hostages and a multi-day pause in hostilities is in its "final stages" and is "closer than it has ever been," a source briefed on the talks told Reuters on Tuesday.

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