the truce extended at the last minute, two dead in an attack in Jerusalem

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2023-11-30 07:37:09

► Two dead and eight injured in an attack in Jerusalem, two attackers “neutralized”, according to Israeli police

Two people were killed on Thursday, November 30, and eight others injured, five of them seriously, in a gun attack against a bus stop in west Jerusalem, according to a new report from the Israeli police. Magen David Adom (Mada), Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross, identified one of the two dead as “a young woman of 24 years old”.

“Two terrorists came by car and armed, one with an M-16 and the other with a pistol” opened fire around 7:40 a.m., the Jerusalem police director said at the scene of the attack. “The two suspects involved in the shooting were neutralized on the spot”indicates a police press release.

Mada first located the attack in East Jerusalem, occupied and annexed by Israel, before specifying that it took place “at the entrance to Jerusalem” (west).

► Israel indicates having received a new “list” of hostages to be released on Thursday

The Israeli government announced Thursday that it had received new ” list “ of names of women and children hostages in the Gaza Strip to be released during the day in exchange for Palestinian prisoners in accordance with the truce agreement with the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

“In accordance with the terms of the agreement, Israel recently received a list [de noms] of women and children »indicates a press release from the Prime Minister’s office, without specifying the number of these hostages to be released.

► The truce between Israel and Hamas extended at the last minute

The truce that entered into force on November 24 between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip, was extended at the last minute on Thursday morning, the two belligerents indicated.

The truce was due to expire at 7 a.m. local time, but a quarter of an hour before the deadline, the Israeli army issued a statement indicating that the “operational pause” was going to ” continue “, “in light of the efforts of the mediators to continue the process of releasing the hostages” detained in Gaza. Hamas, for its part, indicated that the truce was extended to “a seventh day”.

► Qatar confirms the extension of the truce between Israel and Hamas until Friday

The truce between Israel and Hamas will be extended by one day until Friday, mediator country Qatar confirmed on Thursday, as a six-day humanitarian pause in the Gaza Strip was about to end.

“The Palestinian and Israeli sides agreed to extend the humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip for another day”Qatar Foreign Ministry spokesperson Majed al-Ansari said in a statement.

► Thirty Palestinian prisoners released by Israel

Thirty Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons were released overnight from Wednesday to Thursday in accordance with the truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, the Israel Prisons Authority announced.

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These prisoners were released after Hamas earlier freed 16 Israeli and foreign hostages held in the Gaza Strip, hours before the truce expired.

► The ten Israeli hostages and the four freed Thais are in Israel, according to official sources

The ten Israeli hostages and the four Thai hostages released by Hamas in Gaza have arrived in Israel, the Israeli Prime Minister’s office announced on the night of Wednesday to Thursday.

Among the Israelis are five dual nationals, one Dutch, three Germans and one American. The Palestinian Islamist movement and Israel are releasing around ten Israeli hostages every day against three times as many Palestinian prisoners, at the end of an agreement set to expire Thursday morning.

► Antony Blinken in Israel to lobby for truce and humanitarian aid

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived early Thursday morning in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he is scheduled to speak with Israeli leaders about the truce with Hamas and the continuation of humanitarian aid to the Strip. Gaza.

This is Antony Blinken’s third visit to the Middle East – and his sixth to Israel – since the start of the war on October 7, launched by the bloody Hamas attack on Israeli soil, causing more than 1,200 dead, mostly civilians.

► Ten Israeli hostages and four Thais freed by Hamas are in Egypt

The ten Israeli hostages and four Thais released by Hamas in the Gaza Strip have arrived in Egypt, reports AlQahera News television, close to the Egyptian security services.

They are “on the way to Israel”, confirmed the Israeli army for its part. Among the Israelis are five dual nationals, one Dutch, three Germans and one American. The Palestinian Islamist movement and Israel are releasing around ten Israeli hostages every day against three times as many Palestinian prisoners, at the end of an agreement set to expire Thursday morning.

► Dutch, German, American, Russian and Thai nationals released by Hamas, according to Qatar

Two Russian citizens and four Thai citizens were released by Hamas outside the agreement and handed over to the International Red Cross, the spokesperson for Qatar’s foreign ministry announced on Wednesday.

In addition, as part of the humanitarian pause agreement, 30 Palestinians, including 16 minors and 14 women, will be released on Wednesday in exchange for the release of 10 Israeli hostages in Gaza including five dual nationals (one Dutch, three Germans, one American ), added the spokesperson.

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