The humanitarian truce between Hamas and Israel will enter into force tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, and will be activated for a period of 4 days, through intense Egyptian, Qatari and American efforts with the Palestinian side during the past weeks. Palestinian researcher Ibrahim Samhan, a researcher specializing in Palestinian affairs, revealed the details of the handover and handover of prisoners between Hamas and the Israeli side after entering the truce. The humanitarian plan will come into effect tomorrow, Thursday afternoon, indicating that Hamas will transfer, through mediators and most likely the Egyptian side, the names of 12 or 15 Israeli prisoners to be transferred to the Israeli side.
The Palestinian researcher explained in exclusive statements to “Youm Seven” that during the truce period scheduled for four days, the names of the Israeli prisoners who will be released one day before will be transferred, indicating that those released will be transferred to the Egyptian side, which will have an active role in the deal.
The researcher specializing in Israeli affairs revealed that Hamas has captured about 30 minors and 13 mothers inside the Gaza Strip, and the fifty will be elderly prisoners. He explained that Israel stipulated that mothers and their children not be separated, noting that Tel Aviv demanded that those released be Israeli civilians.
He pointed out that the terms of the agreement stipulate the release of an Israeli in exchange for 3 Palestinians, explaining that if Hamas is able to identify other names and hand them over, an agreement will be made to release Palestinian prisoners so that the total number of those released will be 300 Palestinian prisoners, with the humanitarian truce being extended for days.
He pointed out that it is clear that there are no mothers and children in the possession of Hamas, and the movement will work during the truce to search for them and bring them, noting that there is talk of a first stage to conclude the exchange deal at noon tomorrow, Thursday, noting that there are some foreign nationals detained by Hamas and whose families are demanding their release.
The Palestinian researcher explained that the accusations against the Palestinian prisoners inside the occupation prisons accused them of murder, throwing stones, throwing incendiary devices, membership in Palestinian organizations, manufacturing weapons, and other charges, pointing out that 221 of those released were from the West Bank, 74 from the city. Jerusalem, 5 from the Gaza Strip.
He pointed out that the number of members of the Hamas movement was 47, compared to 62 members of the Fatah movement, a number of members of the Jihad and Popular Front movements, and a number of independents, stressing that the most prominent of the female prisoners who would be liberated was Israa al-Jaabis.
obtained the complete list of names of Palestinian women and children in Israeli occupation prisons who are included in the prisoner exchange deal between Hamas and Israel.
The list issued by the Israeli side and translated by professionals in Israeli affairs contains the names of 300 Palestinian children and women incarcerated in occupation jails on different accusations, including members of the Fatah, Hamas, and Popular Front movements, as well as independents who do not belong to any organization.
Egyptian and Qatari efforts succeeded in reaching an agreement for a temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and declaring a humanitarian truce for a period of four days that can be extended, after intensive communications and movements that took place during the past weeks in order to reduce the escalation and bring urgent humanitarian, food and medical aid into the Gaza Strip.
The agreement reached is a real beginning in the steps and efforts to reduce the ongoing escalation between the Israeli and Palestinian sides, and may push all parties to reach a conclusion followed by humanitarian truces and other deals to exchange prisoners and detainees.
American, Egyptian and Qatari efforts worked over a period of more than two weeks to reach this agreement and deal, as rounds of discussions and meetings took place in Cairo, whether with Israeli officials or the leadership of the Hamas movement, in full coordination with the American party, with the aim of overcoming all obstacles to the completion of the armistice agreement and the prisoner exchange deal.
Egypt has a large accumulation and extensive experience in the file of mediation between Israel, Hamas and the rest of the Palestinian factions, 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 move that Egypt moved to activate since the first days of the aggression, represented by political and diplomatic moves and embracing the Cairo Peace Summit.
The greatest part of the importance of the armistice agreement 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 would substantially reduce the agony of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who stayed in the north and refused. Exodus to the south.
The agreement includes the flow of diesel and gas to all areas of the Gaza Strip, and this is a tangible progress, especially since Israel has been refusing during the past days the arrival of fuel trucks to the north of the Strip necessary to operate bakeries, power stations, water desalination plants, hospitals and all civilian sectors, in addition to covering all the needs of international organizations such as UNRWA.
Egypt has made intense political, diplomatic and security efforts during the past weeks to prevent the conflict from escalating and to play a mediating role to reach a truce agreement and a prisoner exchange deal through which Egypt aims to contribute to reducing the escalation, followed by other truces and then a permanent ceasefire. Cairo played a major and pivotal role during the previous wars over the conflict. Gaza is reaching an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement.
Egypt is coordinating with the United States of America and cooperating with the participation of Qatar to make this deal a success, of which the American side is the guarantor because it has the necessary pressure tools on the Israeli side to adhere to the terms of the agreement that were agreed upon.