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Israel Frees 30 Palestinian Prisoners in Final Exchange Under Truce Deal

In the culmination of an extended truce deal set to expire soon, Israeli prison authorities have released 30 Palestinian prisoners overnight, including prominent activist Ahed Tamimi. This marks the final exchange under the truce agreement, with a total of 210 Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel in the process.

Ahed Tamimi, a 22-year-old activist, gained recognition for her defiance of the Israeli occupation. She was initially detained over an Instagram post, which her family vehemently denies she made. Israeli sources claimed that the post called for the massacre of Israelis and referenced Hitler. Tamimi’s mother, Narimane, argued that Ahed was not even capable of opening a social media account.

The overnight releases followed the liberation of a sixth batch of hostages from Gaza. As part of the truce deal, Hamas and other Gaza militants have released 70 Israelis, along with nearly 30 hostages of other nationalities.

The release of prisoners has been met with celebrations from friends and family. However, tensions have escalated outside the Ofer Prison, leading to clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces for several nights. The Palestinian Red Crescent reported five people injured, with one in serious condition, due to live fire outside the prison overnight.

The truce deal, while facilitating these exchanges, raises questions about the long-term prospects for stability in the region. As the agreement nears its expiration, the situation remains complex, with the need for sustainable solutions to address the underlying issues between Israelis and Palestinians.

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