Israel and Gaza paused the war for 4 days. Read to find out why.

The Israeli government and Hamas agreed to a four-day cease-fire that will allow the release of 50 hostages held in Gaza in exchange for 150 Palestinians held in Israel and humanitarian access to the besieged enclave.
According to Israel, Hamas is believed to be holding more than 200 hostages taken when the militants invaded Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 people.
A statement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said 50 women and children would be freed within four days, during which time there would be a lull in the fighting.
The break will be extended by an additional day for every 10 hostages released.
India has sent its second humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip as the war between Israeli forces and Hamas terrorists intensifies, leaving more than 12,000 people dead so far.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (formerly on Twitter) announced the development on Wednesday through El Arish Airport, about 45 kilometers from the Rafah crossing on the Egypt-Gaza border.
Rafah is currently the only border crossing for humanitarian aid into Gaza.
India on Monday donated $2.5 million to UNRWA for humanitarian assistance in the Gaza Strip.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in existence since 1950, operates a direct aid and labor program for registered Palestine refugees and is funded almost exclusively by voluntary contributions from United Nations member states.
India will contribute this amount as part of its annual contribution of USD 5 million for 2023-24 to support the Agency’s core programs and services, including education, health, assistance, and social services for Palestinian refugees the Indian representative office in Ramallah announced.

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