Israel releases 39 Palestinian prisoners as part of the agreement with Hamas – El Sol de México

Israel released this Friday the first 39 Palestinian prisoners As part of the agreement reached with the Islamist group Hamaswho had shortly before freed 13 Israeli hostages kidnapped on October 7.

Majed al Ansari, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, the mediating country in the agreement between Hamas and Israel, confirmed “the release of 39 women and children detained in Israeli prisons, thus maintaining the commitment of the first day of the agreement,” through its official X account (formerly Twitter).

Likewise, local televisions have shown images of two buses from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) transferring prisoners.

Israel has released 24 women and 15 male adolescentsall accused of terrorism, but not for blood crimes.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society had announced their names hours before, among which none of the Palestinians arrested for israeli forces since the war began in Loop last October 7th in West Bank, where it has intensified its raids.

According to Prisoners Societythey are more than 3,100 have been arrested since then, although the Israeli Army reduces that figure to about 1,800. of whom it alleges that more than a thousand have ties to Hamas.

The prisoners were gathered in the Israeli prison of Ofer, from where the ICRC transferred them to the West Bank, where they will be handed over to their families.

Today the first truce between Israel and Hamas at 7:00 local time (5:00 GMT), after more than a month and a half of war, as part of an agreement for the release of 50 hostages in exchange of 150 Palestinian prisoners, all children and women.

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The ceasefire, which will last four days and can be extended up to ten if Hamas deliver more kidnapped people, it will also serve to bring humanitarian aid into the enclave.

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