Gaza Ceasefire to Start at 7 AM on Friday – Al-Jazeera

Gaza reeled under massacres carried out by the Israeli army. (Photo: via Social Media)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman Majed Al-Ansari announced on Thursday that the truce in the Gaza Strip will begin tomorrow, Friday, at 7 am local time, Al-Jazeera reported.

In a press conference in Doha, Al-Ansari said that Israel and the mediators completed a list of names of Israeli captives currently held in Gaza, stressing that the first group of civilian prisoners will be released on Friday at around 4 pm.

The 50 Israeli prisoners will be divided into groups and released over the course of four days.

“The first release (of captives) will be of 13 individuals. (…) They will be handed over to Red Cross,” Al-Ansari was quoted by Al-Jazeera as saying.


“It’s very important that lines of communication remain open so that any possible breach, however it is defined, is communicated immediately to both sides and there is a way to walk back from it and make sure we continue with (the agreement),” Al-Ansari reportedly added.

On Wednesday, the Palestinian Resistance Movement, Hamas confirmed on Wednesday at dawn, that a 4-day humanitarian truce mediated through Qatari and Egyptian efforts has been achieved.

The announcement came at the end of a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, where all but three far-right ministers affiliated with the Religious Zionist Party supported the deal.


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