Mediator Qatar says truce in Gaza to start on Friday

Gaza, 23/11: A truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza will start on Friday at 7 am (0500 GMT), with a the first batch of hostages to be released at 4 pm, a spokesperson for Qatar’s foreign ministry said on Thursday.

The truce would include a comprehensive ceasefire in both the north and south of the Gaza Strip, Majed Al-Ansari told reporters in Doha, adding that Palestinians would also be released from Israeli jails as part of the deal.

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