Thu 30 Nov 2023 2:34 pm - Jerusalem Time
Egyptian official: Egyptian-Qatari efforts to extend Gaza truce for additional days
The head of the Egyptian State Information Service, Diaa Rashwan, confirmed that there are Egyptian-Qatari contacts to extend the humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) for an additional two days, after extending it for one day, today (Thursday).
Rashwan said in a press statement that the humanitarian truce in Gaza was extended through intense Egyptian-Qatari efforts for one day, today, Thursday.
He explained that today's truce includes an agreement to release 10 Israeli detainees and 30 Palestinians, with the continued flow of humanitarian aid to the north and south of the Gaza Strip in the same quantities agreed upon in the previous six days of the truce.
He noted that the intense Egyptian-Qatari efforts resulted in overcoming many of the obstacles facing the implementation of the armistice agreement today.
Rashwan stressed that Egypt is closely following the implementation of today’s humanitarian truce agreement, and urges both parties to adhere to what was agreed upon.
Through Egyptian, Qatari, and American mediation, Israel and Hamas reached a four-day truce that entered into force last Friday morning, before it was extended for two days, then one day.
Since the beginning of the truce last Friday, 180 Palestinians, 61 Israelis and 20 foreign citizens have been released.