Hamas has demanded a five-day ceasefire in exchange for 70 Israeli hostages. British news agency Reuters reported that Hamas, the government that runs Gaza, said it was ready to release up to 70 women and children held hostage by them. However, in this case, a five-day continuous ceasefire should be given.
The proposal was made on Monday (November 13) by the Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian independence movement.
According to Al Jazeera, an audio clip containing the speech of Al Qassam Brigades spokesman Abu Ubaydah has been released on Hamas’s Telegram channel. There, he said, this cease-fire must be full and during the cease-fire there must be an opportunity for humanitarian aid to reach all parts of the Gaza Strip.
Hamas launched an ambush inside Israel on October 7 in protest against the armed attacks of Jewish settlers on Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinians. In response to this, since that day, the occupying Israeli army has been continuously attacking Gaza.
According to the Ministry of Health of Gaza, more than 11 thousand residents of Gaza have been killed since the beginning of the Israeli attack on Gaza from October 7. 40 percent of them are children and teenagers. On the other hand, about 1,200 Israelis and members of their army were killed in the attack by Hamas. Hamas has taken 240 Israeli hostages.