Two more hostages are released after the extension of the ceasefire

2023-11-30 19:52:49, Kosova & Bota CNA

Two more hostages are released after the extension of the ceasefire

Israel's military said on Thursday that two more Israeli hostages were freed from the Gaza Strip, hours after Israel and Hamas - the radical Palestinian group designated as a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union - agreed to extend the ceasefire for another day. .

In a statement, the army said the two women returned to Israel on Thursday afternoon.

They are among a larger group of Israelis expected to be released later today, in accordance with the ceasefire agreement extended today between Israel and Hamas.

Israel will release 30 Palestinian prisoners later today in exchange.

When the temporary ceasefire agreement was reached on November 24, Israel said it agreed to extend it by an additional day for every 10 hostages released by the radical group.

The truce, an initial agreement that expired on Monday but was extended, has halted the deadliest fighting between Israel and the Palestinians in decades.

Israel has vowed to resume fighting to try to destroy Hamas and end its 16-year rule in the Gaza Strip, but is facing growing international pressure to spare southern Gaza from an offensive. earth shattering like the one that destroyed most of the northern part.

More than 240 people were kidnapped by Hamas in the October 7 attack in southern Israel, which sparked the war.

More than 14,800 Palestinians have been killed since the war began, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas./ REL

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