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Israel & Hamas agree deal for release of Gaza hostages, ceasefire

GAZA/TEL AVIV, NOVEMBER 22: Israel's Government and Hamas on Wednesday agreed to a 4-day pause in fighting to allow the release of 50 hostages held in Gaza in exchange for 150 Palestinians imprisoned in Israel and the entry of humanitarian aid into the besieged enclave. Officials from Qatar, which has been mediating negotiations, as well as the US, Israel and Hamas is believed to be holding more than 200 hostages, taken when its fighters surged into Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 people, according to Israeli tallies. A statement by...