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November 28, 2023, 6:20 am
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Gaza truce extended by two days, Qatar says

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In a statement, Hamas said it had agreed with both Qatar and Egypt to extend the current truce with Israel by a further two days. Israel has yet to formally confirm its agreement.

Both Hamas and Israel have signalled their willingness to extend the current deal, and allow the release of more hostages from Gaza.

A Palestinian official yesterday told the BBC that Hamas was prepared to release up to 40 additional hostages, which would mean a four-day extension under the terms of the original deal agreed with Israel.

Israel was reported to be leaning towards a more gradual, day-by-day approach. And it has made it clear that it’s preparing to resume the war in Gaza, at the end of the process.

  1. Qatar says Israel and Hamas have agreed to a two-day extension to the current truce which has seen hostages freed and Palestinian prisoners released
  2. Israel had offered a day’s pause in fighting for every 10 additional hostages released from Gaza
  3. Families have been informed by the Israeli government that a further release of hostages will take place later on Monday
  4. As part of the Israel-Hamas deal, 39 Israeli hostages in Gaza have been released so far with 117 Palestinians freed from Israeli jails
  5. Further lorry-loads of humanitarian supplies entered the Gaza Strip on Monday with food, fuel and medicines being distributed by aid organisations
  6. Hamas’s attacks on 7 October killed 1,200 people, with about 240 taken hostage
  7. Since then, Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry says more than 14,500 people have been killed in Israel’s retaliatory campaign