Israeli cabinet approves Gaza ceasefire in exchange for release of some hostages

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet has approved a deal for a four-day ceasefire on Gaza in exchange for the release of 50 Hamas-held hostages. 

Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that the first to be released would be women and children. It said it would extend the lull by an additional day for every 10 hostages released.

According to Reuters, Hamas has agreed to the release of around 50 women and children hostages from Gaza. Hamas will release the hostages in exchange for 150 women and children from Israeli jails.

Ahead of Wednesday morning’s cabinet vote, Netanyahu said Israel would resume its offensive against Hamas after the ceasefire expires.

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