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Hamas releases two women, with additional hostage releases anticipated


Hamas has recently released two additional hostages, namely Mia Schem, a French-Israeli abducted from the Supernova music festival, and lawyer Amit Soussana. Israel has stated that more hostages are anticipated to be freed in the coming days.

This release is part of a temporary ceasefire agreement, which has been in effect for almost a week, involving an exchange for Palestinian prisoners.

Discussions persist regarding the extension of the ceasefire, with the United States indicating ongoing, hourly collaboration with Qatar, Egypt, and Israel in an effort to prolong the truce.

Antony Blinken, the prominent US diplomat currently present in the Middle East, has issued a prior caution to Israeli leaders.

He asserted the imperative of safeguarding civilians in Gaza as a prerequisite before contemplating any resumption of military operations in the region.

In Jerusalem three people were killed by two gunmen at a bus stop during Thursday morning rush hour. Hamas said the attackers – who were shot dead by police – were its members

On October 7th, the attacks by Hamas on Israel resulted in the tragic loss of 1,200 lives, and approximately 240 individuals were taken hostage during the incidents.

Subsequently, Gaza’s health ministry, under the control of Hamas, reports that over 14,800 casualties have occurred in Israel’s retaliatory campaign.

This includes a devastating toll on innocent lives, with approximately 6,000 children among those who have lost their lives. The situation remains dire and continues to escalate amid ongoing hostilities.


Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of and He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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