Jerusalem: “Negotiations regarding the Israel-Hamas ceasefire are ongoing, but no hostages will be released before Friday,” Israel said.
On October 7, Hamas militants in Palestine launched a surprise missile attack on Israel. 1,200 people were killed on the Israeli side in this attack. Also, more than 200 people from Israel were taken as hostages. Consequently, more than 13,000 people have died in the Gaza Strip in the war waged by Israel. In this situation, countries including the United States were insisting on the need for a ceasefire.
In that way, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of a 4-day ceasefire to allow the release of hostages gained international attention. In addition, 50 hostages will be released, while 150 Palestinians will be released from Israeli prisons, it was reported. That means Palestinian women and children in Israeli prisons will be freed, Qatar said. While it was reported that the release of the hostages could begin this morning, Israel has released new information regarding the release of the hostages held by the Hamas organization.
In this regard, Israeli National Security Adviser Tachi Hanekbi said, “Israel-Hamas cease-fire negotiations are ongoing. But the release of the hostages will not take place before Friday (24th). The hostages will be released according to the agreement between Israel and Hamas.”