Qatar announces release of 39 Palestinian prisoners as part of hostage deal

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

A grab from a UGC video obtained on November 24, 2023 shows the transfer by Israeli forces of Palestinian prisoners from the Damon prison in Dalyat al-Karmel to the West Bank prison of Ofer, ahead of a planned release in exchange for Israeli hostages held captive in Gaza by Hamas since October 7th. (ANONYMOUS / AFP)
A grab from a UGC video obtained on November 24, 2023 shows the transfer by Israeli forces of Palestinian prisoners from the Damon prison in Dalyat al-Karmel to the West Bank prison of Ofer, ahead of a planned release in exchange for Israeli hostages held captive in Gaza by Hamas since October 7th. (ANONYMOUS / AFP)

Qatar foreign ministry spokesperson Majed al-Ansari announces that 39 Palestinian women and minors imprisoned by Israel have been released in line with Israel’s commitments to the truce.

We also confirm the release of 39 women and children detained in Israeli prisons in implementation of the commitments of the first day of the agreement.

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