The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement that a Polish woman was among the hostages released during the ceasefire. “This is the result of continued international diplomatic efforts,” it added.
“We welcome the information about the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, which allowed the release of the first group of hostages, including a Polish citizen, and increased supplies of humanitarian aid to the enclave. This is the result of continuous international diplomatic efforts,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized in a statement.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs “congratulated all partners involved in achieving this important step.” “We hope that the ceasefire will be maintained. We emphasize the need to release all abducted people as soon as possible. At the same time, Poland continues to firmly demand that Israel consent to the safe departure of the Gaza Strip by the remaining Polish citizens,” the statement concluded.
Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Some of the hostages were released
From Friday from 7.00 there is a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Pauses in fighting allow humanitarian supplies and fuel to be transported to the Gaza Strip. At. 16. The first group of 13 Israeli hostages, mostly children and elderly women, were released. Additionally, Egypt announced that it had managed to negotiate the release of 12 Thai citizens. In return, Israel released 24 women and 15 minors.
A ceasefire was negotiated for four days. In total, Hamas is expected to release at least 50 women and children, but approximately 180 people will still remain hostages. Israel said the ceasefire could be extended for another 24 hours for every 10 people released. Hamas reported that during the 48-day war, 14,854 people were killed, 36,000 people were injured, and 7,000 people were injured. people are considered missing. According to information from the Israel Defense Forces, at least 1.2 thousand people died. Israelis.