Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

The Israeli media revealed new details today, Wednesday, about the prisoner exchange agreement with Hamas, which was reached through joint Qatari, Egyptian, and American mediation.

According to the “Ynet” website, the decision approved by the Israeli government on the prisoner exchange on Tuesday is limited to a period of up to 10 days from the date of the first release batch. It stipulates the release of 300 Palestinian prisoners if Hamas releases 100 Israeli prisoners held in Gaza since October 7.

The website pointed out that the reason for approving the release of 300 Palestinian security prisoners in principle is the hope of ultimately releasing not just 50, but 100 Israeli prisoners, according to the agreement.

In this context, the “Times of Israel” newspaper stated that out of the 300 Palestinian prisoners listed by Israel, 287 are males under the age of 18.

As part of the agreement, for every additional 10 Israeli prisoners released, an extra day will be added to the agreed-upon 4-day ceasefire, according to “Ynet.”

In turn, Israel’s “Channel 13” noted that the first stage of the agreement, set to begin implementation on Thursday, includes the release of 50 Israeli prisoners, including women, children, and elderly women, at a rate of 12 or 13 individuals per day over a 4-day temporary ceasefire.

The channel reported that a list of names of young Palestinian prisoners to be released from the Eshel prison has been published, including detainees from Fatah and Hamas movements.

The channel also mentioned that as part of the agreement, Hamas will return 30 out of 40 Israeli children, 8 out of 13 mothers, and 12 elderly women.

According to a statement from Hamas, the agreement with Israel includes a 4-day ceasefire, the entry of humanitarian, relief, medical, and fuel aid into all areas of the Gaza Strip, the release of 50 Israeli prisoners, and the halt of air traffic, ensuring freedom of movement for people.

It’s worth noting that 35 ministers in the Israeli government voted in favor of the agreement, including Finance Minister Tzachi Hanegbi and other members of the Zionist Religious Party who initially expressed opposition. T

hree ministers from the “Jewish Power” party—Itamar Ben Gvir, Yitzhak Pindrus, and Amichai Chikli—voted against it.

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