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Release of First Gaza Hostages Expected on Friday in Israel-Hamas Conflict

Release of First Gaza Hostages Expected on Friday in Israel-Hamas Conflict
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The commencement of a four-day ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, allowing for aid delivery to Gaza and the release of numerous hostages, is experiencing delays.

The ceasefire was scheduled to begin on Thursday at 10 am (0800 GMT), but the exact timing remains uncertain as Israel has not yet announced when it will halt its air and ground offensive in the coastal region.

Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari acknowledged that the process of returning hostages from Gaza to Israel is intricate and not yet finalized. The military is currently making preparations for the initial phase of the hostage exchange agreement, as stated by Hagari on Wednesday. However, the repatriation of the kidnapped individuals from the sealed-off coastal strip may take time and occur in multiple stages.

Israel’s security adviser, Tzachi Hanegbi, was quoted by the Times of Israel as saying, “The release of hostages will begin according to the original agreement between the parties, and not before Friday.” He further mentioned that discussions regarding the release of the hostages are progressing and will continue on an ongoing basis.

Initially, the first hostage exchange between Israel and Palestinian prisoners was expected to occur on Thursday. According to an Israeli official cited by the Times of Israel, the delay is attributed to the requirement for both Israel and Hamas to sign a document ratifying the agreement before it can come into effect.

Please note that the information provided is based on the given context, and any further developments or updates regarding the situation may not be reflected in this response.

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