Israel agrees to hostage deal

 

March 29, 2024

Erik Marmor/Flash90

Demonstrators protest calling for the release of Israeli hostages held in the Gaza Strip, outside Hakirya Base in Tel Aviv, March 23, 2024.

(JNS) - As part of truce talks taking place in Doha, Qatar, Israeli officials have agreed to release between 700 to 800 Palestinian security prisoners in exchange for 40 Israeli hostages held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, according to various media reports.

The inmates include 100 serving life sentences for murdering Israelis, Axios journalist Barak Ravid reported on Sunday, citing two Israeli officials.

Ravid reported that the number stands at 700, while an Israeli official briefed on the Doha talks told Reuters the figure could reach as high as 800.

Hamas has reportedly demanded the release of...



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