- Another group of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners are due to be released shortly on the second day of a planned four-day truce between Israel and Hamas. The pause in the fighting is the first in seven weeks of conflict.
- There have been emotional scenes as Israeli hostages freed during the first exchange on Friday were reunited with their families. In total, 24 hostages were released, mostly Israeli and Thai citizens.
- On the West Bank there was jubilation as Palestinian prisoners returned home. Videos showed some of those freed paraded through the streets. Thirty-nine were released as part of the deal.
- Despite the breakthrough, Israel’s military is warning the implementation of the hostage agreement will be complicated. “Nothing is over until it’s over. We should be prepared,” Israel Defense Forces spokesman Daniel Hagari said.
- Here’s how to help humanitarian efforts in Israel and Gaza.
At least 13 Israeli hostages expected to be released in second day exchange
The list of hostages provided to Israel by Hamas for release Saturday has 13 names on it, multiple sources have told CNN.
Israel however, has made clear it is expecting 14 people to be released on the second day of the temporary truce in exchange for 42 Palestinian prisoners.
As the hour of their expected release approaches, there have been discussions over the final list, including whether it will be 13 or 14 people, several of which are expected to be children.
The head of the Palestinian Commission for Detainees and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Qadura Fares later said 39 Palestinian prisoners are expected to be released on Saturday.
Friday – the first day of the temporary truce – saw the release of 24 hostages, including 13 Israeli women and children in exchange for 39 Palestinian women and children being freed from three Israeli prisons.