The first truce between Israel and Hamas came into effect at 7 local time (5 GMT)After more than a month and a half of war, as part of an agreement for the release of 50 hostages in exchange for 150 Palestinian prisoners. The ceasefire, which will last four days and could be extended to ten if Hamas hands over more kidnapped people, will also serve for the entry of humanitarian aid to the enclave. After a night in which Israel continued its incessant attacks against the Gaza Strip and in which Hamas launched missiles against two of the evacuated kibbutzim, near Gaza, the time has passed in which the two parties have agreed to temporarily stop their attacks. Today the first 13 Israeli hostages of the 240 held by the Palestinian Islamist group are expected to, all of them women and children, will be released at 4 p.m. local time (14 GMT), as announced by Qatar, one of the truce mediators. “”The criterion for prioritizing the hostages was purely humanitarian and we focused on putting women and children out of danger as quickly as possible,” said Majed al Ansari, the Qatari spokesman, who trusted in the fulfillment of the truce after appreciate “positivism and commitment” from both sides. The ceasefire is a respite for the devastated enclavemired in the worst humanitarian catastrophe in its history, where there are already more than 14,500 dead – more than 70%, mostly children and women -, and more than 6,800 are missing under the rubble or their bodies lying on streets and roads, so The death toll could be higher, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health.