The temporary truce between Israeli occupation forces and the Resistance in Gaza has finally come into effect after 47 days of relentless aggression. The ceasefire, set to last for four days with the possibility of an extension, offers a brief respite from the violence that has left thousands injured and killed.
The following photo which shows an Israeli prisoner saluting the Gazans after her release has received much criticism in the Israeli entity.
Al-Manar reporter added that the released Palestinian prisoners arrived in Petunia, occupied West Bank.
The following video shows the Palestinian prisoner Marah Bakir (from Al-Quds) hugging her family after her release in accordance with the resistance deal.
Another video displays the Palestinian prisoner Sarah Abdullah thanking Holy God for her release in accordance with the resistance deal.
The following video shows the Palestinian prisoner Malak Sleiman meeting and hugging emotionally her family after her release in accordance with the resistance deal.
At 7 am, the truce took effect, marking a significant turning point in the ongoing aggression. Under this agreement, a number of imprisoned Palestinian women and minors, under the age of 19, will be released from Israeli occupation jails. Additionally, relief aid and fuel will be allowed into the besieged Gaza Strip to help alleviate the dire humanitarian situation.
After the temporary ceasefire came into effect, Palestinians inspected their homes destroyed by Israeli warplanes in Khuzza’a, east of Khan Younis. pic.twitter.com/n1K0127N99
— PALESTINE ONLINE 🇵🇸 (@OnlinePalEng) November 24, 2023
However, in the final hours before the truce, Israel intensified its airstrikes on various targets in the northern, central, and southern parts of Gaza. Schools that served as shelters for displaced individuals, hospitals, and residential buildings were all targeted, causing numerous casualties. Fortunately, since the ceasefire began, no sounds of bombing have been heard in Gaza, providing some much-needed relief for the war-weary population.
Numerous journalists were injured today when a building they occupied collapsed due to Israeli bombardment in Khan Yunis, southern of the Gaza Strip. pic.twitter.com/mKOi8C5zdc
— PALESTINE ONLINE 🇵🇸 (@OnlinePalEng) November 23, 2023
Despite the truce, reports from Rafah indicated that Israeli occupation vehicles continued to open heavy gunfire at 7:50, questioning the true effectiveness and sustainability of the agreement.
Prior to the ceasefire, a staggering number of civilians went missing during the 47-day aggression, with over 7,000 recorded cases, including more than 4,700 children and women. These alarming figures have triggered widespread criticism from international organizations, human rights activists, and various countries and officials, who are calling for an immediate and lasting ceasefire. However, both the United States and the Israeli occupation entity have rejected these pleas, insisting on pursuing their objectives in the conflict, despite growing skepticism from military experts and diplomats.
Israeli Security Minister, Yoav Gallant, further dampened hopes for a swift resolution, suggesting that the truce will be short-lived, followed by another two months of intense conflict. These remarks came just after another devastating Israeli airstrike in the Jabalia refugee camp.
Nevertheless, “Israel” and Palestinian Resistance have confirmed the four-day ceasefire agreement in Gaza. As part of the terms, all hostilities will cease, and there will be an exchange of Israeli captives for the freedom of Palestinian prisoners.
Aid Trucks Begin Arriving
With the truce taking effect, fuel trucks began entering the Rafah crossing after weeks of siege and prevention. It is being unloaded on the Palestinian side of the crossing for distribution to the Gaza Strip.
A number of ambulances transporting wounded Palestinians entered Egyptian territory through the Rafah crossing in the direction of Al-Arish Hospital.
Today, 200 food and medical trucks are supposed to enter the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing.
Trucks carrying aid enter the #Gaza Strip after the temporary ceasefire agreement between the #Palestinian resistance and #Isreali occupation, following weeks of siege that affected all aspects of life. pic.twitter.com/lYSP07jOCw
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) November 24, 2023
Yesterday, Thursday, Qatari Foreign Ministry spokesman Majid bin Mohammed Al-Ansari confirmed that “the truce in the Gaza Strip will begin today, Friday, at 7 a.m. local time, and will last 4 days.”
The Qatari Foreign Ministry reported that it had received lists of the names of those to be released by Hamas and Israel, according to the truce agreement.
She added: “50 Palestinian prisoners will be released over 4 days. The first batch of Israeli prisoners includes 13 women and children.”
In turn, the Martyr Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades explained that 3 Palestinian prisoners, women and children, would be released for every one Israeli prisoner, and within the 4 days, 50 Israeli prisoners, women and children under the age of nineteen, would be released.
Al-Qassam added that the truce will include stopping enemy aircraft from flying completely in the southern Gaza Strip, and stopping them from flying for a period of 6 hours a day, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., in Gaza City and the northern Gaza Strip.
Source: Palestinian and Israeli media (translated and edited by Al-Manar English Website)