On Saturday, the American newspaper The Washington Post quoted informed sources that Israel andHamas They reached a preliminary agreement on prisoners and a ceasefire, but the White House denied this information.
The American newspaper said that Hamas and Israel reached an American-brokered agreement that would release dozens of women and children detained in Gaza, in exchange for a cessation of hostilities for 5 days.
The newspaper explained that within the framework of the detailed 6-page agreement, all parties will freeze combat operations for at least 5 days, while “50 or more hostages will be released in smaller groups every 24 hours.”
According to informed sources, the process of releasing the detainees may begin within the next few days.
The newspaper explained that air surveillance will follow movement on the ground to help implement the truce, which also aims to allow the entry of a large amount of humanitarian aid.
But a White House spokesman said that Israel and Hamas have not yet reached an agreement on a temporary ceasefire.
The spokesman added that the United States continues to work to reach an agreement between the two sides. A second US official confirmed that no agreement had yet been reached.
From occupation to flood
It is noteworthy that Israel was established on occupied Arab land in 1948, and annexed Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967. Throughout its 75 years, it has continued to kill and arrest Palestinians, expand settlement activity in the West Bank, launch military operations in Gaza, and attack Islamic and Christian sanctities in Jerusalem.
On October 7, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades – the military arm of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) – and other Palestinian resistance factions launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood against the Israeli occupation, and have so far killed more than 1,200 Israelis.
The Palestinian resistance also captured more than 200 Israelis and announced that it wanted to exchange them for more than 6,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons.
For its part, Israel continues its aggression against Gaza, bombing homes, schools, hospitals and mosques, which led to the martyrdom of more than 12,000 Palestinians, most of them women and children, in addition to wounding 30,000, destroying entire neighborhoods, and displacing and starving most of the population.