Hamas will release 50 hostages in cease fire deal

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The U.S. has secured a deal for the release of 50 women and children held hostage by Hamas in the Gaza Strip in exchange for a pause in fighting by Israel for at least four days.

Three Americans are among the hostages set for release including 3-year-old Avigail Idan, whose parents were killed during the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, and two women, according to a senior Biden administration official.

The delicate agreement, approved Wednesday morning by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, follows weeks of intense hostage negotiations amid the 46-day Israel-Hamas war, with Qatar and Egypt acting as an intermediaries between the Biden administration, Israel and Hamas.

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