One of the convoys carrying humanitarian aid sent by Egypt to Gaza Strip
CAIRO - 25 November 2023: Journalist Diaa Rashwan, the head of the State Information Service (SIS), stated that Egypt received a list of the names of 13 detainees in Gaza Strip, and 39 Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons, whose release is scheduled to take place Saturday.
The head of the State Information Service confirmed that there are currently intense Egyptian communications with the Palestinian and Israeli sides, to conduct the release of a larger number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons and those detained by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Diaa Rashwan concluded his statements by saying that Egyptian efforts, in coordination with all parties, resulted in more than 50 aid trucks moved from the Rafah port to the northern Gaza Strip.
Journalist Diaa Rashwan, head of the State Information Service, stated that intensive Egyptian contacts are currently taking place with all parties, to extend the truce period between the Israeli and Palestinian sides, for an additional day or two, to release more detainees in Gaza and Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.
He explained that Egypt has so far received positive indicators from all parties that Gaza humanitarian truce may be extended.
More captives are expected to be released Saturday as Gaza humanitarian truce enters its second day.
Accordingly, the ceasefire will continue after seven weeks of intense Israeli bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip.
On the first day of the truce, Hamas released 24 civilians who were detained in the Gaza Strip. In return, Israel released 39 women and children who were in Israeli prisons.