The 17 people are the second group of hostages to be sent back to Israel in exchange for Palestinian prisoners, Xinhua news agency reported.
In the past few hours, at least 40 Palestinians in the West Bank were detained by the Israeli army, according to a joint statement by the Palestinian Authority Commission for Prisoners' Affairs and the Palestinian Prisoners' Club released on Tuesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a fresh warning for Hamas stating that there will not be a ceasefire in Gaza.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Rishi Sunak had a telephonic conversation on Friday as they discussed development in West Asia and conflict between Israel and Hamas, and expressed deep concern on terrorism, worsening security situation and the loss of civilian lives.
As the Israel Hamas War escalates tearing the enclave, Israeli Military Spokesperson Daniel Hagari has announced that IDF has completely encircled the Gaza enclave that is the center of Hamas Terror Organization. He stated, “The subject of ceasefire is now nowhere on the table.”
Israel launched a missile attack targeting several areas in Syria's southern province of Daraa in response to the alleged firing of rockets from Syria.
The war at the Gaza strip intensifies. Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson claimed that troops are in Gaza after a night of air and artillery attacks against Hamas. As IDF believes that Hamas Headquarters are mostly situated in Northern Gaza, they carried out heavy strikes at the region.
At close, Nifty was down 0.83 per cent or 159.6 points at 19,122.2, while the Sensex tanked 522.82 points or 0.81 per cent to settle at 64,049.06.
It’s been eighteen days since Hamas launched deadly attack on Israel that has claimed more than 6,000 lives so far on both sides. As the war intensifies, the Israel Defence Force has assembled around the Palestinian Enclave to carry out the ground offensive. In an update on the situation, IDF Chief, Lt.-Gen. Herzi Halevi informed that the military gathering around the southern border was ready to ‘invade’ Gaza.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have already staged 'limited' raids to fight Palestinian gunmen and say they are targeting sites where Hamas are assembling as they prepare to resist a wider Israeli invasion, Daily Mail reported.
Of the total victims, there were at least 1,873 children and 1,023 women, the Ministry said.
Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, has said in a statement that it has released two American hostages for "humanitarian reasons", in response to Qatari efforts.
Close to 493,000 women and girls are already displaced from their homes in Gaza following the ongoing conflict, according to the estimates of UN Women's 'Rapid Assessment and Humanitarian Response in the Occupied Palestinian Territory'.
The october 7 Hamas attack on Israel has prompted panic buying in the Jewish nation, after the military had advised citizens to store up essential commodities that could help them survive emergencies amid widespread concerns that the state of war could last for weeks if not months.
"Look, Israel has been badly victimised. But the truth is that if they have an opportunity to relieve the suffering of people who have nowhere to go, it's what they should do.