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Two of 39 Palestinian prisoners, women and children, upon their release from Israeli prisons. (Photo: via Social Media)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

At 7 am sharp Gaza time, a four-day humanitarian truce kicked in. Aside from the sound of an Israeli shell east of Khan Yunis and the brief sounding of sirens in the Israel-Gaza border area, the truce seemed to be holding.

Until the last minute, however, Israel continued to kill Palestinians, from Khan Yunis to Nuseirat to the Indonesian Hospital.

Hundreds of thousands of people rushed to the streets to check on their homes and ravaged lives, yet still praising the Resistance.

When the whole world has failed them, only the Resistance fought for them.

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Saturday, November 25, 06:00 am (GMT+3)

ISRAEL: A statement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said that Israel has received a list of detained prisoners set to be released by Hamas in Gaza on Saturday. 24 detainees, including a number of Israelis were released on Friday, on the first day of a four-day truce.

WHO: The World Health Organization said on Friday it had no information about the fate of the director of the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza, Mohammed Abu Salmiya, who was arrested by Israel this week, and called for his rights to be “fully respected.”

Friday, November 24, 11:15 pm (GMT+3)

GERMAN FM: Four Germans are among the hostages released from Gaza.

UN UNDER-SECRETARY GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS: We hope that the truce will be followed by a long-term ceasefire.

AL-JAZEERA: Israel has received a list of detainees who will be released from the Gaza Strip tomorrow as part of the second batch of the truce agreement between the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and the occupation.

EUROPEAN UNION: The agreement should be fully implemented and the truce should be extended for a longer period.

Friday, November 24, 10:00 pm (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: A liberated prisoner was transferred to the hospital, and the occupation forces assaulted him before his release.

US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: The humanitarian deal is just the beginning and has passed peacefully so far. There is a real chance that the truce will be extended for additional days.

Friday, November 24, 7:40 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The buses carrying the 39 released Palestinian prisoners arrived from Ofer prison to the Beitunia municipality in the West Bank.

AL-JAZEERA: City of Barcelona cuts ties with Israel.

BRITAIN: Israel will not be safe unless there is security for the Palestinian people.

ISRAELI ARMY: The released hostages arrived in Israel and we confirmed their identities.

AL-JAZEERA: Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrate, chanting slogans in support of the Palestinian resistance factions, in front of Ofer Prison, while awaiting the release of Palestinian prisoners within the first phase of the exchange deal.

AL-JAZEERA: A second Palestinian boy was injured by Israeli occupation bullets in the vicinity of Ofer Prison.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation police storm the home of the family of prisoner Marah Bakir.

ISRAELI RADIO: The Israeli prisoners arrive at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Friday, November 24, 6:40 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: The health condition of the released Israeli prisoners is good.

QATARI FM: We confirm the release of 39 women and children detained in Israeli prisons.

NBC (QUOTING WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL): We are working to include Americans in the prisoner exchange agreement.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces attackes hundreds of Palestinians from the families of prisoners scheduled to be released as part of a prisoner exchange deal, with gas bombs in the vicinity of Ofer Prison.

USAID DIRECTOR: The scale of humanitarian needs in Gaza is staggering.

RED CROSS: We have begun transferring Palestinian and Israeli prisoners.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Large forces of the occupation police stormed several towns in occupied Jerusalem, to prevent any celebratory demonstrations in receiving the prisoners released as part of the exchange deal with the Palestinian Resistance.

NETANYAHU: “I strongly condemn the statements of the prime ministers of Belgium and Spain regarding not holding Hamas responsible for the crimes it commits.”

Friday, November 24, 5:40 pm (GMT+3)

KAN: The released Israeli prisoners are currently meeting with Shin Bet representatives.

REUTERS: Israel summoned the ambassadors of Spain and Belgium.

AL-JAZEERA: Al-Qassam Brigades handed over 24 detainees, including Thai workers.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli forces attacked Al-Jazeera correspondent in front of the home of prisoner Amani Al-Hashim.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Ben Gvir calls on the police to prevent taking a victory photo of Palestinian prisoners.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces stormed the home of the family of prisoner Amani Al-Hashim in Beit Hanina, north of occupied Jerusalem.

ISRAELI MEDIA: The Red Cross handed over the Israeli prisoners who were released by Hamas to the Egyptian side.

PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT: A Palestinian child was shot by Israeli occupation forces in front of Ofer Prison in Beitunia, near Ramallah.

Friday, November 24, 4:40 pm (GMT+3)

AL-AQSA TV: 7 Israeli spy planes flying over the city of Rafah.

KAN (QUOTING EGYPTIAN SOURCES): Hamas handed over Israeli prisoners to the Red Cross

AL-JAZEERA: Helicopters will transport Israeli prisoners heading to the Kerem Shalom crossing.

THAI PM: 12 Thai workers who were detained in Gaza were released.

SPAIN: We may take a unilateral decision to recognize the State of Palestine.

BRITAIN: Israel must prevent settler violence in the West Bank.

BELGIUM: The Gaza truce must turn into a permanent ceasefire.

Friday, November 24, 3:50 pm (GMT+3)

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Egypt is preparing to receive Israeli prisoners.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: Families of the Israeli prisoners received calls to go to meeting places.

ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER: We will resume operations in Gaza forcefully after the truce.

WHO: The truce and the introduction of aid into Gaza is a correct step.

ISRAELI FM: We will resume the war until Hamas is eliminated.

CNN (QUOTING US OFFICIAL) There are no Americans among the first group of prisoner exchange.

ISRAELI ARMY: We will confront any violation of the temporary truce in Gaza with strong force.

ISMAIL HANIYEH: We affirm our commitment to implementing the armistice agreement and making it successful as long as the enemy commits to that.

Friday, November 24, 2:30 pm (GMT+3)

UN: Many of Gaza’s displaced people are sleeping outdoors.

HAMAS: The head of the Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, received – today, Friday – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

Friday, November 24, 1:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Before its withdrawal, the occupation blew up the facilities of Al-Shifa Hospital.

ABU HAMZA: Al-Quds Brigades adhere to the truce as long as the enemy adheres to it.

WHO: We are working to implement more evacuations from Gaza hospitals.

Friday, November 24, 12:45 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Israel completed the procedures for releasing 39 Palestinian prisoners.

WAR CHILDREN ORGANIZATION: The War Children organization said that a 4-day ceasefire is not enough for relief agencies to reach 1.1 million children in Gaza in urgent need of assistance.

EILAT MUNICIPALITY: Sirens were accidentally sounded due to a suspected foreign object

ISRAELI ARMY: Sirens sounded in the port of Eilat on the Red Sea, and also warned of a possible air attack from Yemen.

Friday, November 24, 11:30 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Two Palestinians were killed and others were injured when the Israeli occupation army opened fire on citizens who tried to return to the northern Gaza Strip.

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT AL-SISI: The priority now is to contain the escalation and provide aid to the Gaza Strip.

TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN: The international community has failed to confront Israel’s brutality

UNRWA: We planned to deliver aid to Gaza City and the northern Gaza Strip

Friday, November 24, 10:30 am (GMT+3)

IRANIAN FM: We hope that this truce will be the beginning of putting an end to Israel’s crimes.

ISLAMIC JIHAD: We will later force the enemy into a major exchange.

RED CROSS: The losses of workers in Gaza are unacceptable.

MAARIV POLL: The ruling Likud Party is losing about half of its electoral strength, and would win 18 seats if the elections were held today.

Friday, November 24, 09:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Trucks carrying aid begin entering the Gaza Strip through the Rafah land crossing, noting that ambulances began leaving through the same crossing.

Friday, November 24, 07:00 am (GMT+3)

The Gaza humanitarian truce takes effect.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army opened fire in the vicinity of Rantisi Hospital, to prevent citizens from returning to their homes.

ISRAELI ARMY: We have completed the positioning of our forces at the ceasefire lines.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Nir Oz in the Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces dropped leaflets warning residents of the southern Gaza Strip and those displaced there against heading to the northern areas and Gaza City during the temporary humanitarian truce.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Israeli occupation forces stormed the Old City of Nablus in the West Bank.

AL-JAZEERA: Several areas in the Gaza Strip are being subjected to Israeli bombardment before the truce takes effect at 7 am Gaza time.

Friday, November 24, 06:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Journalist Amal Zuhd and a number of her family members were martyred in an Israeli bombing that targeted her home in Gaza City.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli gunboats bombed the coast of the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, with rocket shells.

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians, including children, were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Friday, November 24, 05:00 am (GMT+3)

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF GAZE HEALTH MINISTRY: The Israeli army stormed the Indonesian hospital and launched raids, leading to the killing of a woman, the wounding of three, and the arrest of three others.

RUSSIAN EMERGENCIES MINISTRY: More than 100 Russians were evacuated from Gaza on a special flight.

EGYPT: Egypt said that 130,000 liters of diesel and 4 gas trucks will be delivered daily to Gaza when a 4-day truce begins.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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