Egyptian And Qatari Mediation Result In A Ceasefire In Gaza

Raghad Khaled

Egyptian And Qatari Mediation Efforts Result In A Ceasefire In Gaza

This morning, a statement released by the Qatari Ministry for Foreign Affairs announced that Egyptian and Qatari mediation efforts have reached a 4-day truce between Hamas and Israel to exchange Israeli hostages and Palestinian detainees.

The truce entails that 50 Israeli women and children be released, in exchange for 150 Palestinian women and children of those under 19.

The ceasefire will continue for 4 days, with an extension possibility.

This is considered to be the first tangible step towards de-escalation between Hamas and Israel, which can lead to a humanitarian truce.

Egypt has a large accumulation and extensive experience in the file of mediation between Israel, Hamas, and the rest of the Palestinian territories, and its complete bias towards the Palestinian right did not prevent everyone from seeing it as an honest and reliable mediator.

The agreement represents the first real breakthrough in the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip and will encourage all regional and international parties to support this.

The path to a complete ceasefire, which is the solution that Egypt moved to activate since the first days of the aggression, is represented by political and diplomatic moves and embracing the Cairo Peace Summit.

The most important part of the truce and the prisoner exchange deal is that it will allow all humanitarian and relief aid to enter all areas of the Gaza Strip, including the northern Gaza Strip, to which Israel had refused any aid.

It will greatly alleviate the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who remained in the north and refused displacement in the south.

The deal also includes the flow of gas to all areas of the Strip, which Israel has rejected for the past few days, leaving bakeries, hospitals, power, and water stations inoperable.

According to Hamas, the agreement includes stopping air traffic in southern Gaza for four days and stopping air traffic in the northern Gaza Strip for 6 hours a day, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

According to Hamas, the agreement includes stopping air traffic in southern Gaza for four days and stopping air traffic in the northern Gaza Strip for 6 hours a day, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Additionally, Hamas also urged that during the truce period, the occupation is committed not to attack or arrest anyone in all areas of the Gaza Strip, and to guarantee the freedom of movement of Palestinians from the north to the south of the Strip along Salah al-Din Street.

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