Breakthrough: Israel and Hamas Reach Ceasefire and Hostage Release Agreement for Gaza

The Qatar hostage deal will go into effect on Friday, with a pause to the Gaza war starting at 7 a.m. and the release of 13 out of a group of 50 captives. The list of who will be released has been handed to the Mossad, and captives related to each other will be freed together. Qatari FM Ansari stated that the International Committee of the Red Cross representatives would be involved in the release of the captives and that the deal would also allow for a larger flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza through the Rafah crossing at the Egyptian border. This is a developing story.