The non permanent Israel-Hamas truce will probably be prolonged for one more two days, Qatar’s Foreign Ministry stated on Monday.
The announcement comes on the ultimate day of a four-day truce between the warring sides. The Israeli army stated Monday night that 11 hostages had been handed over to the Red Cross in Gaza and had been on their method to Israeli territory, marking the beginning of the fourth swap beneath the unique truce.
The launch got here hours after Qatar’s Foreign Ministry stated Israel and Hamas have agreed to increase their truce.
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Israel has stated it could prolong the ceasefire by sooner or later for each ten extra hostages launched. After the announcement by Qatar — a key mediator within the battle, together with the United States and Egypt — Hamas confirmed it had agreed to a two-day extension “under the same terms.”
Results Of The Israel-Hamas Truce So Far & What’s Next
Of the roughly 240 hostages captured by Hamas in its Oct. 7 assault in southern Israel that ignited the warfare, 62 have been launched. Israeli forces freed one, and two had been discovered useless inside Gaza.
Israel is ready to launch 33 Palestinian prisoners later Monday.
With the truce deal has come elevated shipments of gas and provides into Gaza — though assist teams say it’s nonetheless barely sufficient to dent the wants of the two.3 million Palestinians in Gaza who’ve endured weeks of Israeli siege and bombardment.
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More than 13,300 Palestinians have been killed for the reason that warfare started, roughly two-thirds of them ladies and minors, based on the Hamas-controlled Health Ministry in Gaza, which doesn’t differentiate between civilians and combatants.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated he’ll press forward with the warfare after the ceasefire expires. Some 1,200 folks have been killed in Israel, primarily in the course of the preliminary incursion by Hamas. At least 77 troopers have been killed in Israel’s floor offensive.
Israel Claims Aid Has Entered Gaza Amid Truce
Additionally, Israeli officers reportedly stated round 200 container vehicles introduced humanitarian assist into Gaza on Monday after being inspected by Israel. Some assets included “a small amount of fuel,” per the Israeli army physique that handles civilian affairs.
“Four containers carrying diesel fuel and four containers carrying cooking gas were transferred from Egypt to U.N. humanitarian aid organizations in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing,” COGAT stated in an announcement.
The assist vehicles introduced “food, water, shelter equipment, and medical supplies,” the assertion stated.
Associated Press’ stay updates right here contributed to this report along with TSR Staff.