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Hamas to release 3 Americans along with 50 hostages

Washington, United States: The officials of the United States shared good news for the American hostages in Gaza. The latest statement has announced that three (3) Americans will be released by the militant group along with 50 hostages under a deal agreement with Israel, the US and Qatar, as per the statement by US officials.

According to the reports, the three hostages also include a 3-year-old girl whose parents were killed by the militant group during the initial attack by Hamas, which started on October 7. According to the stats shared by the Israeli Health Ministry, 1,200 people have lost their lives because of this attack by the group. Following this, Israeli authorities launched bombardments, killing 13,300 civilians, as per the Gazan Health Ministry.

An anonymous official noted that it is expected that the group must release a total of 50 hostages, the majority of women and children.

What is the signed deal?

The agreement noted that the Palestine-aided militant group will be releasing 50 hostages and in return, 150 Palestinian prisoners will be released by Israel. This release is scheduled during the four- to five-day pause in the fighting.

The signed deal also explained that the quality and quantity of the humanitarian relief aid to be provided to Gaza will also be increased. The US official further outlined that officials are expecting a pause in northern Israel, where Hezbollah and Israeli forces are engaged in a clash.

According to the reports by Reuters, the authorities will carry out a strong diligence procedure so that Hamas does not utilize the pause to rearm the fighters in Gaza, stated the official.

In this regard, Hamas stated that this pause will offer them time to determine and locate where people are. “We do anticipate it will be more than 50, but I just don’t want to put a number on it. But the way the deal is structured is it very much incentivizes the release of everybody,” Hamas was quoted saying by Reuters.

Who are the three Americans to be released by Hamas? 

According to the US official, the three American hostages will include two American women and one American girl named Abigail. The little girl will be turning four on Friday. The hostages will be initially released within 24 hours of the announcement of the deal – with initial release on Thursday morning.

However, it is to be noted that the details related to the nationalities of other people are not officially confirmed yet. “I would say it’s at least 50 of the women and children over a period of four to five days,” the official was quoted saying, according to Reuters.

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