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Israel Gaza warfare stay: Hamas hostages handed over to Israel as ceasefire holds

Israel Gaza warfare stay: Hamas hostages handed over to Israel as ceasefire holds

9-year-old hostage hugs father for first time after launch from Gaza

A 9 year-old lady who was feared lifeless by her household after the Hamas assaults on 7 October is amongst 17 hostages launched tonight.

Irish-Israeli Emily Hand has been freed after weeks being held captive in Gaza, the Irish overseas affairs Minister Micheal Martin confirmed.

The Israeli authorities mentioned six grownup girls and 7 kids and youngsters had been launched from Hamas in Gaza in a hostage deal on Saturday, after spending 50 days in captivity. 4 Thai nationals have been additionally freed on Saturday night.

A Palestinian official accustomed to the negotiations, involving Egypt and Qatar, mentioned Hamas would proceed with the four-day truce agreed with Israel, the primary break in preventing in seven weeks of warfare.

It’s the second launch of hostages because the ceasefire started. On Friday, 24 have been launched from Gaza and transported by way of the Rafah crossing into Egypt after seven weeks in captivity.

It comes as at the least eight vehicles carrying gas and cooking fuel have been allowed into Gaza this morning. The Palestinian Pink Crescent Society reported this morning that 196 vehicles crossed into the Gaza Strip by way of yesterday.

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Fragile cease-fire in Gaza is again on monitor after hourslong delay in 2nd hostage-for-prisoner swap

The tense cease-fire between Israel and Hamas seemed to be again on monitor early Sunday after the discharge of a second group of militant-held hostages and Palestinians from Israeli prisons, however the swap adopted an hourslong delay that underscored the truce’s fragility.

The change was delayed Saturday night after Hamas accused Israel of violating the settlement, which has introduced the primary vital pause in seven weeks of warfare marked by the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian violence in many years, huge destruction and displacement throughout the Gaza Strip, and a hostage disaster that has shaken Israel.

The deal appeared prone to unraveling till Qatar and Egypt, which mediate with Hamas, introduced late Saturday that the obstacles to the change had been overcome. The militants launched 17 hostages, together with 13 Israelis, whereas Israel freed 39 Palestinian prisoners.

Tom Watling26 November 2023 08:00

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Six Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Financial institution – Palestinian ministry

Six Palestinians, together with one minor, have been shot lifeless by Israeli forces within the occupied West Financial institution late Saturday and early Sunday, in keeping with the Palestinian well being ministry.

5 of the deaths occurred within the metropolis of Jenin and the sixth was in Yatma, a village close to Nablus metropolis. Six others have been injured through the taking pictures in Jenin, the ministry mentioned.

The Israeli army spokesperson’s workplace mentioned it was checking the reviews.

The official Palestinian information company WAFA mentioned Israeli forces stormed Jenin “from a number of instructions, firing bullets and surrounding authorities hospitals and the headquarters of the Pink Crescent Society”.

A Palestinian prisoner (C) is welcomed in Ramallah, West Financial institution, by kin after detainees have been launched from Israeli jails

(AFP through Getty Photos)

Tom Watling26 November 2023 07:25

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Pleasure as Palestinian prisoners return dwelling

Shortly after midnight, Israel started releasing 39 Palestinian prisoners to east Jerusalem and the West Financial institution as a part of the swap that in the end went by way of after worldwide mediation efforts.

Launched Palestinian girl Shurouq Duwiyat arrived at her dwelling in Jerusalem the place joyous members of the family hugged and kissed her.

“We ship a message to our individuals in Gaza that we stand by your facet and assist you,” Duwiyat informed reporters inside her dwelling.

Additionally in Jerusalem, Israeli troops evicted journalists who gathered exterior the house of Israa Jaabis, who had been imprisoned since 2015 after being convicted of finishing up separate assaults on Israelis. Jaabis suffered extreme burns on her face and arms throughout a bombing assault that additionally wounded an Israeli police officer.

A whole lot of Palestinians waited within the West Financial institution city of Beitunia for the arrival of further prisoners.

The Israeli hostages launched Saturday by Hamas included seven kids and 6 girls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s workplace introduced.

A lot of the launched hostages have been from Kibbutz Be’eri, a neighborhood Hamas militants ravaged throughout their Oct. 7 cross-border assault, a spokesperson for the kibbutz mentioned. The youngsters ranged in age from 3 to 16, and the ladies ranged from 18 to 67.

Barney Davis26 November 2023 06:30

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Two Palestinians shot lifeless by Israeli forces in West Financial institution, says Palestinian well being ministry

Two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in two separate incidents within the West Financial institution on Sunday, mentioned the Palestinian well being ministry.

The incidents occurred in Nablus and Jenin areas early morning right this moment.

In whole, six Palestinians are reported to have been killed since final evening, marking continued raids by Israel within the occupied West Financial institution territory.

The Israeli military has been raiding cities and cities within the West Financial institution since 7 October and has arrested a number of Palestinians.

A minimum of 229 Palestinians, together with 52 kids have been killed by Israeli forces, and over 3,000 individuals arrested.

Stuti Mishra26 November 2023 06:20

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Father of 9-year-old Israeli-Irish lady launched by Hamas says he’ll throw her ‘the perfect party she by no means had’

Emily Hand, 9, was among the many hostages launched by Hamas on yesterday.

Her father Thomas, initially from Dun Laoghaire in Dublin, has spoken about how he’s trying ahead to giving her an enormous hug.

He informed the Day by day Mirror that Emily would even be greeted by her beloved canine Johnsie and cuddly toys. They’re additionally planning to offer the younger lady – who spent her ninth birthday in captivity – “the perfect party she by no means had”.

Emily’s household in Eire held a party for her at St Stephen’s Inexperienced within the Irish capital as they campaigned for her launch.

Mr Hand met Irish president Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tanaiste Micheal Martin to press politicians to do all they will to press for his daughter’s launch.

“We’ve got been ready for much too lengthy for this second. Daily has been an extended and painful residing nightmare… my Emily is coming dwelling finally, damaged however in a single piece,” he mentioned.

“She turned 9 on November 17, greater than a month after she was taken from me.

“I’m positive she had no concept it was her birthday – she would have misplaced monitor of time and dates there. I nonetheless have the celebration balloons – this one is floating in my lodge room, but it surely’s misplaced quite a lot of air, it is going flat. We’ll get a whole bunch and a whole bunch now and make an ideal celebration.”

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This photograph launched by Hostages and Lacking Households Discussion board Headquarters reveals Noga Weiss, 18 years outdated.

Noga was one of many 13 Israeli and 4 hostages Hamas launched late Saturday, within the second spherical of swaps below a cease-fire deal, the Israeli army mentioned, after the militant group initially delayed the change for a number of hours and claimed that Israel had violated the phrases of a truce deal.

(AP)

Barney Davis26 November 2023 05:30

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Thailand nationals launched by Hamas in good well being

Prime minister Srettha Thavisin mentioned Thai nationals who’re being launched by Hamas after being taken as hostages have been in good well being and wanting to contact their households.

“Everyone is protected, on the entire in good psychological well being and are in a position to communicate usually,” he posted on X

Stuti Mishra26 November 2023 05:00

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That is my son!’ Mom of Thai hostage launched says she could not consider it

The mom of a Thai hostage free of Gaza late yesterday evening mentioned she was indescribably joyful her son was returning and could not consider the information first.

“My granddaughter known as me at 5am saying my son was among the many hostages launched and I did not actually consider it,” Thongkoon Onkaew informed Reuters.

“Then she despatched me the photograph and I used to be like, ‘That is my son! My son!'”

13 Israelis and 4 Thai nationals, freed in a second spherical of releases by Hamas, arrived in Israel right this moment as half of what’s meant to be a four-day truce within the warfare to permit each day exchanges of hostages for Palestinians held in Israeli jails.

Stuti Mishra26 November 2023 04:30

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Second day of swaps accomplished between IsraelHamas

Hamas and Israel accomplished the second day of swaps on Saturday as 17 hostages have been launched by the militant group whereas 39 Palestinian girls and kids languishing in Israeli jails have been freed.

The late-night change was held up for a number of hours after Hamas accused Israel of violating the settlement.

The military mentioned Pink Cross representatives transferred the freed hostages to Egypt late on Saturday.

They later mentioned they have been transferred to Israel the place they have been being taken to hospitals for remark and to be reunited with households.

Irish overseas affairs minister Micheal Martin mentioned nine-year-old Irish-Israeli lady Emily Hand was a kind of launched after being held captive by Hamas in Gaza.

The ceasefire, brokered by Qatar and the US, is the primary prolonged break in preventing because the warfare started on 7 October.

Total, Hamas is to launch at the least 50 Israeli hostages, and Israel 150 Palestinians. All are girls and minors.

1000’s of individuals gathered in central Tel Aviv on Saturday in solidarity with the hostages and their households.

Within the West Financial institution, a whole bunch of individuals burst into wild celebrations for a second evening as a busload of Palestinian prisoners arrived early on Sunday.

Teenage boys launched within the deal have been carried on the shoulders of well-wishers in the principle sq. of the city of Al Bireh.

Former Palestinian prisoners who have been launched by the Israeli authorities, fly Palestinian and Hamas flags whereas they’re carried on the shoulders upon their arrival within the West Financial institution city of Beitunia, Friday

(AP)

Stuti Mishra26 November 2023 04:00

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Pink Cross confirms workforce that led Israeli hostages to security

The Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross (ICRC) mentioned on Saturday it had concluded the discharge of 17 hostages held in Gaza.

“Our groups have transported these 17 individuals from inside Gaza to the Rafah border, the place they have been handed over to Israeli authorities,” an ICRC spokesperson mentioned in an electronic mail to Reuters. The ICRC workforce consisted of eight employees members, together with a physician, travelling in 4 automobiles, he mentioned.

The impartial, Swiss-based organisation already facilitated the discharge and switch of Gaza-held hostages and Palestinian detainees on Friday below the phrases of a four-day truce.

(AP)

Barney Davis26 November 2023 03:30

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