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Business News/ News / World/  Israel-Hamas war Day 51: Israeli authorities release 33 children, 6 Palestinian women under hostage deal. Top 10 updates
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Israel-Hamas war Day 51: Israeli authorities release 33 children, 6 Palestinian women under hostage deal. Top 10 updates

Israeli prison authorities release 39 Palestinian detainees, while Hamas releases 13 Israeli and four Thai nationals as part of a hostage deal.

Israel-Hamas ceasefire deal: Israel has said the truce can be extended an extra day for every additional 10 hostages freed. (AFP)Premium
Israel-Hamas ceasefire deal: Israel has said the truce can be extended an extra day for every additional 10 hostages freed. (AFP)

Under the hostage deal between Israel and Hamas, the Israeli prison authorities released 39 Palestinian detainees, including 33 children and six women on Sunday. Television images showed prisoners being welcomed home in annexed east Jerusalem. On the other hand, Hamas released 13 Israeli and four Thai nationals. Overall, Hamas is to release at least 50 Israeli hostages, and Israel 150 Palestinian prisoners, during the four-day truce -- all women and minors.

Israel has said the truce can be extended an extra day for every additional 10 hostages freed.

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Israel-Hamas war: Top 10 updates

  • Israel released 39 Palestinian prisoners on Sunday following Hamas' release of 13 Israelis and four foreigners in the second round of swaps under a ceasefire deal.
  • On the first day of the ceasefire, Hamas released 24 of the roughly 240 hostages taken during its October 7 attack on Israel that triggered the war.

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  • On day 1 of the ceasefire, Israel freed 39 Palestinians from prison. Those freed in Gaza were 13 Israelis, 10 Thais, and a Filipino.
  • As per the ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas, the former will release 150 Palestinian prisoners and the latter will have to release 50 hostages. Israel has said the truce can be extended an extra day for every additional 10 hostages freed.

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  • Israeli leaders have said they won't stop until Hamas, which has controlled Gaza for the past 16 years, is crushed. Israeli officials have argued that only military pressure can bring the hostages home.
  • The Israeli offensive has killed more than 13,300 Palestinians, according to the Health Ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza government. Women and minors have consistently made up around two-thirds of the dead.

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  • Israeli troops killed six Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. A 25-year-old doctor was killed early in the morning outside his home near Jenin.
  • Thousands of protesters on Saturday carried placards, waved Palestinian flags, and chanted slogans before Canada's Parliament in Ottawa, demanding a permanent ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas.
  • The diverse group included Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, Jewish, anti-war, labor, and social justice organizations.

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  • Qatar is hoping to extend the truce between Israel and Hamas beyond the agreed-upon four days, a Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson said. Qatar is also working with partners in Egypt, the United States, and both parties of the conflict to ensure the agreed amount of aid trucks are allowed into Gaza.
  • The Israeli military has detained the director of northern Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital, Dr. Mohammed Abu Salmiya. Israel has repeatedly accused Hamas of using the hospital for combat and command purposes.

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Published: 26 Nov 2023, 08:04 AM IST
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