Israel Agrees To 4-Day Ceasefire After Hamas Accepts Deal To Release 50 Captives

However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to destroy Hamas.

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50 captives that were captured by Hamas on 7 October will be released in exchange for a four-day ceasefire, according to an agreement between Israel and Hamas

According to Al Jazeera, the Israeli cabinet agreed to the ceasefire following a Qatar-mediated deal.

The ceasefire will serve as a much-needed pause to allow humanitarian aid to reach the people in Gaza.

In a statement, Hamas confirmed that 50 women and children who were captured would be freed

In exchange, the armed group that controls Gaza claimed that Israel would release 150 Palestinian women and children from Israeli jails.

Israel's prime minister’s office, however, didn't mention the release of Palestinian prisoners in its statement.

237 people were captured and brought to Gaza by Hamas when the group attacked Israel on 7 October. Four have been released, with several dead following Israel's bombardment of Gaza. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, stressed that Israel is still at war

"We are at war and we will continue the war until we achieve all our goals. To destroy Hamas, return all our hostages, and ensure that no entity in Gaza can threaten Israel," Netanyahu said in a recorded message.

To date, over 13,000 Palestinians have been killed since the war broke out. The United Nations reported that 1.7 million people have been displaced. 

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