Qatar: Announcing the date for the entry into force of the truce agreement in Gaza will be in the coming hours

Qatar: Announcing the date for the entry into force of the truce agreement in Gaza will be in the coming hours

Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman Majid Al-Ansari said that the announcement of the date for the entry into force of the truce agreement in Gaza will be in the coming hours, indicating that talks on the details of the executive plan for the humanitarian truce agreement between Hamas and Israel are continuing and progressing positively.

Al-Ansari added - in a statement - that "work continues with the two parties and our partners in the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America to ensure the rapid start of the truce and to provide what is necessary to ensure the parties' commitment to the agreement."

For his part, Taher Al-Nono, advisor to the head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, said that Qatar, Egypt and the United States are guarantors of the ceasefire, explaining that lists of prisoners are now being exchanged and verified.

He also explained that there is a role for the Red Cross and the United Nations in the exchange deal, but he did not clarify what the role assigned to the two organizations was, and Hamas had handed over some of its prisoners for humanitarian reasons to the Red Cross, which transferred the released prisoners to the Israeli occupation army through the Rafah crossing.

Logistical details

For her part, US National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson expressed her hope that the truce would begin tomorrow morning, Friday, saying that the parties to the agreement are working on setting the final logistical details for the truce agreement in Gaza, especially on its first day.

Watson described these preparations as "on the right track."

CNN also quoted an Israeli official as saying that Israel's failure to receive the names of those Hamas will release is one of the reasons for delaying the implementation of the temporary truce agreement in Gaza.

The Israeli official said that the delay in releasing detainees in Gaza is not serious, and is due to simple details related to the implementation of the agreement.

In the same context, Israeli National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi said that the release of detainees under the temporary truce agreement with Hamas will not take place before Friday.

He added - in a statement issued by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office - that "negotiations for the release of our prisoners are progressing and continuing all the time."

He continued to say that "the start of the release (of the prisoners) will take place in accordance with the original agreement between the two parties, and not before Friday."

For its part, the Kan channel, affiliated with the official Israeli Broadcasting Corporation, quoted an official in the Prime Minister’s Office as saying, “No one said that there would be a release of the kidnapped people tomorrow (Thursday), except in the media.”

He added, "It was also reported in the media that Israel obtained a list of the names of those released, but this did not actually happen."

"Therefore, we have to make it clear that they are not scheduled to be released before Friday, because the families of the kidnapped are in a state of extreme uncertainty," he added.

According to the same source, “the war on Thursday will continue as usual,” as he put it.

Temporary humanitarian truce

At dawn yesterday, Wednesday, Qatar announced that a humanitarian truce agreement had been reached in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas, through joint mediation with Egypt and the United States, the timing of which will be announced within 24 hours.

The agreement included the exchange of 50 Israeli prisoners, including civilian women and children, in the Gaza Strip in the first phase in exchange for the release of a number of Palestinian women and children detained in Israeli prisons, provided that the number of those released will be increased in later stages of implementing the agreement.

Hamas has about 242 Israelis whom it captured on October 7, during the “Al-Aqsa Flood” attack it carried out on the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip, while Israel detains in its prisons about 7,000 Palestinian prisoners, including 200 children, 78 women, and hundreds of sick and wounded people. .

Since October 7, the Israeli army has been waging a devastating war on Gaza, leaving more than 14,532 Palestinian martyrs, including more than 6,000 children and 4,000 women, as well as more than 35,000 injured, more than 75% of whom are children and women. .