Abbas urges finalizing prisoner exchange deal, ceasefire in Gaza

Palestine

Published: 2024-02-14 14:07

Last Updated: 2024-04-16 23:49


Abbas urges finalizing prisoner exchange deal, ceasefire in Gaza
Abbas urges finalizing prisoner exchange deal, ceasefire in Gaza

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has issued a call to action, urging all parties, with a particular emphasis on Hamas, to swiftly finalize a prisoner exchange deal and halt hostilities.

Abbas emphasized the importance of these measures in safeguarding the Palestinian populace and eliminating impediments to progress.

Abbas held all parties accountable for any obstructions that could thwart the prisoner exchange deal. He called upon Washington and Arab allies to diligently engage in facilitating the agreement, aiming to spare Palestinians from the ravages of conflict.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Occupation persists in its aggressive campaign against the Gaza Strip, now entering its 131st day. The latest figures report 28,576 fatalities and 68,291 injuries since Oct. 7, 2023.