Hamas: ‘Humanitarian truce’ meant ‘to serve our people and enhance their steadfastness’

Hamas says it welcomes a “humanitarian truce” approved by Israel that provides for the freeing of hostages held by the terror group in Gaza in exchange for the release of Palestinian prisoners.

“The provisions of this agreement were formulated according to the vision of the resistance and its determinants that aim to serve our people and enhance their steadfastness in the face of aggression,” a Hamas statement says.

Hamas says the agreement will lead to an increase of fuel and humanitarian aid deliveries into Gaza, along with the release of 50 Israeli women and children in exchange for a four-day ceasefire — the only part of the deal to be confirmed by Israel.

Sources from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, another terror group, had earlier told AFP the truce would include a complete ceasefire on the ground and a pause in Israeli air operations over southern Gaza.

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