Highlights

  • 8 Israelis freed for 30 Palestinians
  • Freed Palestinians welcomed in West Bank
  • Truce set to expire on Friday

Latest news

Kashmir journalist arrested hours after getting released from five-year detention     

Kashmir journalist arrested hours after getting released from five-year detention   

'We won't forget you!': Alexei Navalny mourners bid farewell

'We won't forget you!': Alexei Navalny mourners bid farewell

What are warning signs of stroke, how can you prevent it: AIIMS neurologist answers | The India Story

What are warning signs of stroke, how can you prevent it: AIIMS neurologist answers | The India Story

Gaganyaan: challenges and preparations for India's first manned space mission | The India Story

Gaganyaan: challenges and preparations for India's first manned space mission | The India Story

Indian economy grows 8.4% in Q3, Govt’s ‘Make-in-India’ push for semi-conductors | The India Story

Indian economy grows 8.4% in Q3, Govt’s ‘Make-in-India’ push for semi-conductors | The India Story

Who’s who of Bollywood reach Jamnagar to join Ambanis in celebration; Watch video

Who’s who of Bollywood reach Jamnagar to join Ambanis in celebration; Watch video

HSBC Women’s World Championship: Aditi Ashok jumps into Top-10 in Singapore

HSBC Women’s World Championship: Aditi Ashok jumps into Top-10 in Singapore

PM Modi meets CM Mamata Banerjee amidst row over Sandeshkhali violence, dues owed to West Bengal

PM Modi meets CM Mamata Banerjee amidst row over Sandeshkhali violence, dues owed to West Bengal

Israel-Hamas truce: 8 Israelis freed in exchange for 30 Palestinians

Eight more Israeli hostages have been released from Hamas captivity in the Gaza strip as part of a temporary cease-fire deal that has lasted for seven days.

Israel-Hamas truce: 8 Israelis freed in exchange for 30 Palestinians

Eight Israeli hostages were released from Hamas captivity in the Gaza strip on Thursday as part of a temporary cease-fire deal that has lasted for seven days, the Israeli military said.

Israel freed 30 Palestinian prisoners in the early hours of Friday under the truce deal, which has paused the deadliest fighting in decades between Israel and Palestinians.

International pressure has mounted for the truce to be upheld as long as possible after weeks of Israeli bombardment and ground campaign following Hamas' deadly Oct. 7 attack on Israel that triggered the war.

Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza have been killed by Israel, and more than three-quarters of the population of 2.3 million have been uprooted, leading to a humanitarian crisis.

Israel has vowed to resume the fighting — with the goal of dismantling Hamas — once the cease-fire ends.

In what has become a daily ritual, Hamas also released a video showing the hostages being turned over to the Red Cross by militants. In one scene, masked gunmen escorted two hostages to waiting vehicles as crowds of onlookers shouted and whistled at them.

A busload of 30 Palestinian prisoners released by Israel has been welcomed home in the West Bank.

The bus arrived early Friday in the city of Ramallah, hours after Hamas militants released eight Israeli hostages after eight weeks of captivity in the Gaza Strip.

Dozens of men, some holding green Hamas flags, greeted the prisoners. The men were hugged and the crowd chanted, “God is great.” The exchanges have been taking place each night since last Friday as part of a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas.

The cease-fire is set to expire Friday, but international mediators are working to extend it by at least another day. Israel has vowed to resume its offensive against Hamas in Gaza once the truce ends.


Up Next

Israel-Hamas truce: 8 Israelis freed in exchange for 30 Palestinians

Israel-Hamas truce: 8 Israelis freed in exchange for 30 Palestinians

'We won't forget you!': Alexei Navalny mourners bid farewell

'We won't forget you!': Alexei Navalny mourners bid farewell

White Island volcano: victims of explosion to receive US $6 million as compensation

White Island volcano: victims of explosion to receive US $6 million as compensation

Sikh man shot dead outside a gurudwara in the US by unknown assailants

Sikh man shot dead outside a gurudwara in the US by unknown assailants

Polls begin in Iran to elect members of parliament, key clerical body

Polls begin in Iran to elect members of parliament, key clerical body

World leaders condemn Israeli forces for firing on Gazans rushing for food aid

World leaders condemn Israeli forces for firing on Gazans rushing for food aid

More videos

Russia’s Putin warns West against risk of nuclear war: ‘We also have weapons’

Russia’s Putin warns West against risk of nuclear war: ‘We also have weapons’

Burger Singh gives cyberattack of website a humorous turn

Burger Singh gives cyberattack of website a humorous turn

Biden and Trump both arrive at U.S.-Mexico border highlighting immigration as a major election issue

Biden and Trump both arrive at U.S.-Mexico border highlighting immigration as a major election issue

Bangladesh: 44 dead, at least 40 injured in Dhaka restaurant fire

Bangladesh: 44 dead, at least 40 injured in Dhaka restaurant fire

New Pakistan PM to be elected on Sunday; PML-N's Shehbaz Sharif frontrunner

New Pakistan PM to be elected on Sunday; PML-N's Shehbaz Sharif frontrunner

104 dead, 760 injured in Gaza strike while waiting for aid: report

104 dead, 760 injured in Gaza strike while waiting for aid: report

US’ Odysseus snaps leg while ‘soft landing’ on the Moon

US’ Odysseus snaps leg while ‘soft landing’ on the Moon

Video shows panic inside tourist helicopter as it crashes down in Colombia

Video shows panic inside tourist helicopter as it crashes down in Colombia

Imam expelled from France for hate speech to appeal action

Imam expelled from France for hate speech to appeal action

Saudi Arabia executes 7 in a day, highest since March 2022

Saudi Arabia executes 7 in a day, highest since March 2022

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.