Israel releases 30 more Palestinian prisoners in exchange for hostages

Natalie Portman
By Natalie Portman 2 Min Read
A bus arrives in Ramallah carrying (*30*) Cross personnel and Palestinian prisoners launched from Israeli prisons, as a part of a prisoner-hostage exchange deal between Hamas and Israel. Ayman Nobani/dpa

Israel has launched one other group of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the discharge of 10 Israeli hostages held in Gaza till Tuesday night.

The 30 prisoners launched from completely different Israeli prisons are 15 ladies, a few of them minors, and 15 male minors, the youngest of whom is 14 years previous, the Israeli jail authority stated Tuesday night.

They had been the newest group of Palestinian prisoners to be launched underneath a truce deal between Israel and the Islamist Hamas motion in the Gaza conflict negotiated by Qatar and Egypt.

The settlement features a pause in combating for a number of days and the exchange of Israeli hostages held in Gaza after the October 7 assaults for Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons.

The preliminary four-day truce settlement, which got here into power on Friday, was prolonged on Monday for one other two days.

Palestinian prisoners launched thus far had been convicted of crimes together with knife assaults on Israelis, arson and assaults with firebombs or stones. In whole, 180 Palestinian prisoners have been launched from Israeli prisons for the reason that ceasefire started final week.

In exchange, Hamas launched a complete of 81 hostages, together with 61 Israelis. An Israeli man, who additionally has Russian citizenship, was launched on Monday night as a gesture of goodwill in direction of Russia, with none Palestinians being launched in return.

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