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Why Hamas has agreed to a ceasefire deal

22 November 2023

7:30 PM

22 November 2023

7:30 PM

Following days of speculation, the Israeli cabinet last night approved a deal with Hamas for the release of 50 Israeli hostages – 30 children and 20 women. Currently there are some 236 people, including soldiers and civilians, held in Gaza.

In exchange for the gradual release of hostages, Israel has agreed to four days of ceasefire and a release of 150 Palestinian prisoners.

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