Gaza: A temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas will continue, both sides said, minutes before the end of the cease-fire agreement.
In this regard, the Israeli army said, “The cease-fire continues in accordance with the ongoing efforts of mediators and agreements to release the hostages.” But there is no time frame for how long this will continue.
Meanwhile, without mentioning any specific details, the Hamas side also said that an agreement has been reached to extend the ceasefire for the seventh day.
Hamas militants who entered Israel on October 7 killed 1,200 people and captured 240 people. In response, the Israeli army killed more than 13,300 Palestinians. In this case, a temporary ceasefire agreement came into effect between the two sides on the 24th due to Qatar’s reconciliation efforts and as a result of several weeks of negotiations with the support of US President Joe Biden.
Hamas released 16 hostages, including 10 Israelis, on Wednesday, the sixth day of the ceasefire. One of the remaining six is a Dutch minor. Three Germans, one American. Meanwhile, two Russians and four Thai nationals were released outside the framework of the ceasefire agreement.
A news agency reported that 97 Israeli hostages have been freed since a temporary cease-fire agreement was signed on November 24. It is noteworthy that the Israeli army said that there are still 145 hostages inside the Gaza Strip.