*The second group of hostages HAVE reached Israel…
Hamas released 13 Israelis and four foreigners late Saturday in the second round of swaps under a cease-fire deal, the Israeli military said, after the militant group initially delayed the exchange for several hours and claimed that Israel had violated the terms of a truce deal.
Shortly after midnight, the Israeli military said the released hostages, including four Thais, had been transferred to Israel. They were being taken to hospitals for observation and to be reunited with their families.
Israel was to free 39 Palestinians later Saturday as part of the deal that ultimately went through after international mediation efforts….
*The second group of Israeli hostages ARE on their way to Israel the Red Cross hs announced….
Official spokesperson for Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Majed Al-Ansari, says the “obstacles were overcome” and several hostages will be released tonight, following an earlier delay.
He said: “After a delay in implementing the release of prisoners from both sides, the obstacles were overcome through Qatari-Egyptian communications with both sides.
“Tonight 39 Palestinian women and children will be released in exchange for the release of 13 Israeli hostages from Gaza.”
He said this will be in addition to the release of a further seven civilians, which is separate to the temporary truce agreement deal.
A senior Palestinian official close to the talks going on in Qatar has told the BBC that the dispute tonight has been resolved.
The hostages will be transferred tonight to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Thirteen Israeli hostages will be released and 39 Palestinians detainees will be released.
Seven foreign nationals held by Hamas in Gaza are also expected to be released….
There is NO Israeli attacks…..
There is NO Hamas attacks….
A second hostage /prisnor swap is scheduled ….
*That release is NOW on HOLD….
(The problem seems to be the ‘list of hostages’)
It is unknown if the attacks will resume in a few days….
It is unknow if andf when other hostages /presionrs could be ser free…..
There were no reports of major flare-ups on Day 2 of the temporary truce. Israel is set to continue its invasion of Gaza after the truce, but future hostage releases could pressure it to extend the cease-fire.