At the same time, the ceasefire in Gaza will be implemented from 7 am tomorrow. After this, Hamas will also start the process of releasing the hostages. The first batch of hostages will be released at four o’clock tomorrow. 13 hostages will be released.
Qatar has stated that a ceasefire and the release of the hostages will take place as soon as Friday. Majid Al Ansari, spokesperson of Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the mediation talks. Hamas has already handed Qatar over to Israel’s intelligence agency who will be extradited on Friday. Qatar, Egypt and the US are currently spearheading the mediation efforts.
Meanwhile, Israel’s attack on Gaza continued on Thursday. Attacks were carried out by land and air.
Netanyahu stated in a press conference that even if the cease-fire in Gaza is implemented, he does not intend to stop the planned attacks against the leaders of Hamas.