News of Preliminary Israeli Approval to Ceasefire

By Gamal Khattab February 27, 2024 2085

Terms of Agreement

Some people who know what's going on have spilled the beans to Al Jazeera that Israel has given the thumbs up to a basic plan for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and swapping prisoners with the Palestinian resistance. They chatted about it in Paris.

Gradual Return of Displaced

Israel wants the folks who had to leave their homes in the northern Gaza Strip to come back slowly, except for those who are old enough to join the military.

More Aid and Temporary Homes

Israel said okay to Hamas' request to bring in more help and temporary houses to Gaza. They're also bringing in big machines and gear, moving their military away from crowded spots, and cutting back on spying from the sky for 8 hours a day.

Prisoner Swap

Israel is set to let go of 400 Palestinian prisoners, including some with long sentences, in exchange for 40 Israeli prisoners who are women or elderly. They're also releasing folks who were arrested again after being let go in a deal back in 2011.

Israeli Defense Minister's Words

 Israel's defense minister, Yoav Galant, said that everyone can't go back to the northern Gaza Strip until all the Israeli folks held in Gaza are back home.

Negotiations in Paris

Israel sent a team to Paris with a lot of power to talk about swapping prisoners and detainees. This was reported by Israeli media a little while back.

Prisoner Numbers

Israel thinks the Palestinian resistance in Gaza has around 134 Israelis in custody, including soldiers. On the flip side, Israel is holding at least 8,800 Palestinians in its jails, according to official sources from both sides.

Previous Truce

A temporary ceasefire was reached on November 24 with the help of Qatar, Egypt, and the US. It lasted a week and led to the release of 240 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails in exchange for over 100 detainees held by the resistance in Gaza, including about 80 Israelis.