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Israel, Hamas sign ‘truce deal’ amid war

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,,,,,,,In the first major diplomatic breakthrough in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, both warring sides have reached a truce in a significant development arising from many weeks of Qatar-brokered negotiations between the two parties.

For the deal, no fewer than 50 hostages and many other Palestinians prisoners are to be freed while Gaza residents are also offered a four-day truce.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet approved the truce accord on Wednesday after a long meeting.

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Netanyauhu told ministers that it was a difficult decision but it’s a right decision to take in the reality of the moment.

In return, Hamas released a statement welcoming the “humanitarian truce” and said it would also see 150 Palestinians released from Israeli jails.

…..Following the October 7 raids on Israel by Hamas, the former declared war on the latter,
launched a major bombing campaign and ground offensive in Gaza.

This war, according to the Hamas government in the territory, has killed 14,100 people.

Hamas’ October 7 cross-border attack was described as the worst in Israel’s history, with around 1,200 people dead.


,,,,Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups in the attack took an estimated 240 Israelis and foreigners hostage

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