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Israel and Hamas extend truce for one more day – WSJ

Friday, 1 December 2023, 05:20
Israel and Hamas extend truce for one more day – WSJ
A PROTEST BY THE RELATIVES OF ISRAELI HOSTAGES IN TEL AVIV ON 25 NOVEMBER, PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend the temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for the eighth day.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, citing Egyptian officials

Details: The agreement provides for the release of 10 more hostages, mostly women and children.

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There are no confirmations or denials from the warring parties and mediators yet.

Background:

  • At 07:00 on 24 November, a four-day truce began between Israel and Hamas militants.
  • On the evening of 24 November, the first 13 Israeli hostages, accompanied by staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross, left the Gaza Strip through the Rafah checkpoint.
  • According to the results of the negotiations, during the truce, Hamas must release 50 hostages captured on 7 October, and the Israeli authorities are to release 150 Palestinian prisoners.
  • On Monday, Qatar, as a mediator, successfully negotiated an agreement between Israel and Hamas to extend the four-day truce between them for two more days.
  • On the morning of 30 November, the IDF announced the continuation of the truce with Hamas.

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