Egypt succeeded in ending the crisis of exchanging detainees in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian prisoners after it faltered on Saturday morning.
Implementation of the second phase of the deal is underway on Saturday evening, as scheduled.
The Red Cross received 13 Israelis and 4 Thais to hand them over to the Egyptian side, in preparation for their transfer to the Israeli side.
Egypt received a list of the names of 39 Palestinians who will be released from Israeli prisons, according to Al-Qahera News channel.
Reuters reported that Egypt’s intervention contributed to resolving the crisis of delaying the exchange deal between Hamas and Israel.
“The delay in releasing the second batch is due to Israel’s failure to adhere to the agreed upon prisoner release standards,” Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades announced earlier on Saturday.
The Palestinian militant group objected to Israel’s non-compliance with the agreement concluded to deliver 30 humanitarian aid trucks to northern Gaza.
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