Trouble erupted over a hostage exchange and a temporary 4-day ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, which was expected to begin this morning. The Israeli administration retracted its word and announced that the hostages would not be released before Friday, and that the ceasefire process was suspended and the war was continuing.
A decisive summit in Lebanon with the expectation of a ceasefire
While Israel’s reneging on its ceasefire promise led to widespread repercussions in the international community, a decisive summit was held today in Lebanon. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon.
“The war will spread unless the ceasefire is maintained.”
Hezbollah published a photo of the meeting to the public. According to the Lebanese Naharnet news website, Prince Abdullahian arrived in Beirut yesterday on his second visit to Lebanon since October 7. The Iranian minister told the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen news channel that the Gaza war will expand unless the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is maintained, which is supposed to take effect tomorrow.
“If it doesn’t start tomorrow, if it doesn’t continue, conditions will never be the same.”
Abdullahian said, “If the ceasefire begins tomorrow, if it does not continue… the conditions in the region will not remain as they were before the ceasefire and the scope of the war will expand.” According to Iranian official news, the Iranian Foreign Minister met yesterday in Beirut with Ziad al-Nakhalah, Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement, Khalil al-Hayya, a member of the Political Bureau of Hamas, and other officials from the two terrorist movements.
Power exchange agreement between Hamas and Israel
The Israeli and international press reported that in the first phase of the agreement, Hamas would release between 50 and 80 Israeli women and children detained in Gaza. In return, it was reported that Israel is expected to release at least 150 Palestinian detainees, most of whom are women and children.
Hamas has 239 Israeli authorities
He stated that the prisoner exchange would take place by declaring a 4-day ceasefire in Gaza, and that about 300 trucks per day would be allowed to enter Gaza within the scope of the agreement. Israel says that the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, is holding 239 Israeli prisoners.
In Israeli prisons 7 thousand Detention in Palestine
There are approximately 7,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons, more than 2,000 of whom are administrative detainees. Israeli forces have arrested about 3,000 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem since October 7. Israel announced that a hostage exchange would take place this morning, and Hamas announced that a temporary ceasefire for 4 days would begin at the same time, but what was expected did not happen. The Tel Aviv administration retracted its word and announced that the hostages would not be released before Friday, and sent a message stating that the ceasefire had been suspended and the war was continuing. While the world was waiting for news of the ceasefire, this decision sparked great reactions.
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