Israel and Hamas Agree to Temporary Cease-fire and Hostage Release : The NPR Politics Podcast After six weeks of war, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a four-day pause in hostilities. As part of the agreement, 50 hostages currently held by Hamas and 150 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel will be released.

The deal is the result of weeks of negotiations, but a long-term solution remains elusive.

This episode: White House correspondent Deepa Shivaram, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national security correspondent Greg Myre.

This episode was edited by Lexie Schapitl. It was produced by Lexie Schapitl and Jeongyoon Han. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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Israel and Hamas Agree to Temporary Cease-fire and Hostage Release

Israel and Hamas Agree to Temporary Cease-fire and Hostage Release

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Demonstrators supporting Israel hold signs in front of demonstrators calling for a cease-fire in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators supporting Israel hold signs in front of demonstrators calling for a cease-fire in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15.

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After six weeks of war, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a four-day pause in hostilities. As part of the agreement, 50 hostages currently held by Hamas and 150 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel will be released.

The deal is the result of weeks of negotiations, but a long-term solution remains elusive.

This episode was edited by Lexie Schapitl. It was produced by Lexie Schapitl and Jeongyoon Han. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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