February, 23, 2024
Israel's Ceasefire Delay: 13 Hostages Freed by Qatar-Hamas

Israel’s Ceasefire Delay: 13 Hostages Freed by Qatar-Hamas

Infostani Sources- Israel and Hamas have postponed the implementation of a temporary ceasefire and a prisoner exchange agreement until Friday. The temporary ceasefire took place on Thursday. And the 4-day ceasefire is set to start on Friday at 7 am as per the terms. Israel’s officials announced on Thursday that the agreement. Involving the release of 50 prisoners held by Hamas, would not take effect until Friday. Zachary Haney, Israel’s national security advisor, confirmed. The arrangement for releasing the prisoners and specified that it would adhere to the original agreement, commencing on Friday.

A senior American official informed the media. Israel, Qatar, Egypt, and the United States jointly decided to delay the 4-day gap in the Gaza war by one day. Israel faced a delay due to not receiving the names of the first batch of Palestinian refugees.  The al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing. Announced a four-day ceasefire with Israel in Gaza starting at 7 am on Friday. At the same time, they will release 50 detained individuals.

Each batch will release 3 percent of the prisoners. Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Majid Al Ansari, mediating the ceasefire. Stated to Reuters that the ceasefire starts at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, with the first detainees released at 4:00 p.m. An agreed list of Israelis to be released from Gaza includes an initial group of 13 people. The Prime Minister of Denmark expressed approval, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding children, the sick, and the injured.

International Responses and Humanitarian Concerns Amid Gaza Ceasefire Talks

Israel's Ceasefire Delay: 13 Hostages Freed by Qatar-Hamas

The UN Security Council, chaired by China in a meeting on the Gaza situation. Also responding to requests from the United Arab Emirates and Malta, strongly condemned humanitarian law violations in Gaza. China, represented by Zhang Jun, its permanent representative, calls for full protection of innocent Palestinians and supports efforts for a two-state solution. Working tirelessly to restore peace. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdul-Hyan. Warned of the potential spread of the Gaza war if Israel and Hamas fail to achieve a permanent ceasefire.

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United States engaged in a telephone discussion to explore strategies for concluding the Gaza ceasefire. Catherine Russell, the director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), highlighted that the Gaza Strip has emerged as the world’s most perilous location for children. Israeli airstrikes have resulted in the deaths of over 5300 children in the Gaza Strip since October 7. In southern Lebanon, Abbas Ra’ad, the son of a senior Hezbollah lawmaker, fell victim to Israel’s aerial bombardment.

Israel’s Ultimatum Forces Evacuation of Indonesian Hospital; UN Reports Urgent Food Needs in Gaza, Saudi Aid Arrives

Faced with a four-hour evacuation ultimatum from the Israeli army, the Indonesian hospital cleared out, relocating its volunteers to a school near the European hospital in Rafah. The director of al-Shafa Hospital was demolished by Israel’s airstrikes. Also apprehended by the Israeli army. The United Nations World Food Program reported that approximately 2.2 million people in Gaza urgently require food assistance. As per the Saudi Broadcasting Agency, Saudi Arabia’s initial shipment, containing over 1,000 tons of relief supplies, has arrived at Sinai Port for Gaza’s affected population.

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