Russia welcomes humanitarian pause in Gaza

Staff Reporter:  Russia welcomed the agreement reached between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on a four-day humanitarian pause on Wednesday.
“Moscow welcomes the four-day ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas, something Russia has called for since the conflict escalated,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman especially lauded Qatars efforts to put into practice the global call for de-escalation.
Earlier this morning, the State of Qatar announced the success of its joint mediation efforts undertaken with the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), resulting in an agreement for a humanitarian pause. The starting time of the pause will be announced within the next 24 hours and last for four days, subject to extension. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday that the agreement includes the release of 50 civilian women and children hostages currently held in the Gaza Strip in exchange for the release of a number of Palestinian women and children detained in Israeli prisons. (QNA)

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