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Israel Prison releases 30 Palestinian on fifth day of Israel-Hamas truce

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As a part of an extended truce agreement, 30 Palestinian prisoners were released by Israel Prison on Tuesday. The Israel Prisons Service verified that it organized the release of these 30 Palestinian detainees as a part of the agreement aimed at securing the freedom of Israeli hostages in Gaza.

Additionally, as per information from Qatar, the list comprises 15 women and 15 minors.

Earlier today, Hamas freed 12 additional hostages, including two foreign nationals, marking the initial day of the extended truce between Israel and Hamas, as per the Jerusalem Post.

The hostages primarily consist of elderly individuals and specific family members. As part of the agreement, Israel has suspended aerial surveillance over the enclave for approximately six hours daily. This pause allows Hamas to locate all the hostages, who are held in separate locations.

Furthermore, a total of 60 female and child hostages have been released from Gaza so far. Simultaneously, as part of a distinct agreement, one Filipino and 25 Thai citizens have been freed, along with an individual who is an Israeli citizen holding Russian citizenship.

Last month, four women were also freed, two of whom were Americans and another two Israelis.

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed that his country is dedicated to ensuring the return of all hostages, the eradication of Hamas, and the assurance that Gaza will no longer pose a threat to Israeli citizens.

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