Qatar says Gaza ceasefire, hostage release to start Friday

AFP , Thursday 23 Nov 2023

A Gaza truce and hostage release will start on Friday morning, Qatar's foreign ministry spokesman said.

Israel and Hamas had announced a deal allowing at least 50 hostages to be freed. AFP

"The pause will begin at 7:00 am on Friday ... and the first batch of civilian hostages will be handed over at approximately 4:00 pm on the same day," Majed Al-Ansari said Thursday, adding that the number of people freed will be thirteen.

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