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“Breakthrough Deal Reached: Israel and Hamas to Swap Hostages, Abide by 4-Day Truce”.

The long ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas over hostages and prisoners has finally seen a breakthrough, with both sides now agreeing on a deal that could pave the way to a comprehensive and lasting solution. After intense negotiations, Israel and Hamas have come to a delicate agreement for the release of prisoners and hostages. In exchange, Hamas has agreed to a four-day truce, and a seperate agreement has been jointly signed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Deputy Hamas Chief Saleh al-Arouri. The deal was hastily brokered by Egyptian mediators, who have acted as a go-between in negotiations between Israel and Hamas since a ceasefire was declared in 2014. Under the terms of the prisoner exchange deal, Israel will free hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli hostages and the bodies of two soldiers who died in the conflict. For Hamas, this is a major victory as they have long been advocating for the release of prisoners, some of whom have been held in Israel for more than a decade. The agreement also includes provisions for Gaza’s economy, particularly regarding fishing rights and allowing Qatari funds to be used to pay for public workers in the area. This could go a long way towards helping alleviate the humanitarian crisis that has plagued the embattled region for the last two years. The four-day ceasefire will be monitored by both sides, and may eventually lead to a more permanent and comprehensive peace agreement. However, it is not yet clear how this deal will be enforced, given the mistrust that exists between both sides. Despite the breakthrough, the situation in the region is still fragile and could collapse if either side fails to uphold their end of the bargain. As such, both sides will need to remain vigilant in order to ensure the success of this deal. For many Gazans, the hope is that this agreement will lay the foundation for a lasting peace, and the beginning of a brighter future for the region. With both sides finally on the same page, the coming days could prove to be a major turning point in the ongoing conflict.