► The truce between Israel and Hamas enters its sixth day on Wednesday
The truce between Israel and Hamas enters its sixth day on Wednesday November 29 and a new exchange of Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners is expected, while international mediators are increasing efforts to extend this truce beyond Thursday and obtain in lasting ceasefire.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected back in Israel and the West Bank this week. “Our main goal at this time, and our hope, is to achieve a lasting truce that will lead to further negotiations and ultimately an end to the war,” Qatar Foreign Minister Majed said. Al Ansari.
► A German woman among the 12 hostages released on Tuesday
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock announced that a German woman was among the 12 hostages released Tuesday as part of the agreement between Israel and Hamas.
“Weeks of anguish have finally come to an end for other families: just today, 12 hostages were freed – among them a German woman. I am relieved for them all,” the minister declared on her X account (ex-Twitter), adding that each release also reminds “that for many, the worst nightmare continues.”
► A 14-year-old Palestinian is among the released prisoners
Ahmed Salaima, a 14-year-old former Palestinian detainee, was reunited with his family Tuesday evening in East Jerusalem, occupied and annexed by Israel. He is the youngest Palestinian prisoner to have been released since the truce took effect.
“I will never thank God enough for the release of my son,” exclaimed his father, Nayef Salaima, who explained that he “lost all contact” with him when the war began.
► WHO notes “massive increase” in contagious diseases in the Gaza Strip
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had seen a “massive increase” in certain contagious diseases, including 45 times more cases of diarrhea in young children than usual, even though most hospitals in the Gaza Strip are at a standstill.
Despite the arrival since November 24 of hundreds of trucks, the situation remains “catastrophic” in the enclave, judged the World Food Program (WFP), estimating that “there is a risk of famine”.