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Hamas-Israel swap deal 

Israel has released more Palestinian prisoners as part of an exchange deal between the Hamas resistance movement and the regime. Thirty Palestinians, all women and children, were released from Israeli jails in the early hours of Thursday. The prisoners were warmly received by thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank town of Beitunia. Earlier, Hamas had released 16 Israeli captives and foreign nationals. The group included Dutch, German, Russian and American dual nationals, along with four Thais and two Russians. During past days, several rounds of prisoner exchanges led to the release of nearly 310 people from both sides. The prisoner swap deal followed a four-day truce that started on Friday. It was later extended for 48 hours. Intense negotiations are underway to secure a second extension of the ceasefire.

Israel war on Gaza

Iran's foreign minister has urged more effective measures to stop Israel’s attacks on Gaza, lift the blockade of the territory, and end the occupation of Palestine. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the call in separate letters to heads of four international organizations. They included the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, the African Union Commission, and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America. The Iranian top diplomat commended those organizations’ positions in supporting Gaza and calling for an end to the massacre of Palestinians in line with international law. Amir-Abdollahian also blamed the inaction of some international actors and institutions for the impunity that Israel has been enjoying for the crimes it committed during past weeks in the Gaza Strip. Iran's foreign minister also highlighted the responsibility of international bodies to hold the occupying regime accountable for its crimes in Gaza, including the use of banned weapons and the threat to nuke the territory.

Yemen supporting Palestine 

The head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council has warned the United States against any hostile measures toward the country over its support for Palestine. Mahdi Al-Mashat warned that any escalation by the US against Yemen’s interests will be tantamount to declaration of war on the Arab nation. He also slammed the position taken by the US and the West in support of Israel’s crimes as shameful, adding they have been condemned by their own people. Mashat also reaffirmed Yemen’s unwavering support for Palestine. He hailed Muslim nations and all people of the world who stood in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza. Al-Mashat was speaking on the occasion of the 56th anniversary of Yemen’s Independence Day on November 30. Yemen has demonstrated strong support for Gaza and launched a series of missile and drone attacks against Israel since the regime began its war on Gaza on October the 7th.

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