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Hamas seeks truce extension amid hostage releases

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The current ceasefire, initiated on Friday morning, is set to conclude early Tuesday. However, Israeli authorities have indicated their willingness to extend it by one day for every 10 hostages released by Hamas.

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Hamas, known for its history of militant activities, has already released 17 hostages, including 14 Israelis and a 4-year-old American girl named Abigail Mor Edan, who is now safely in Israel.

The group contemplates releasing an additional 20 to 40 hostages in an effort to secure a more extended truce.

The development comes amidst international pressure for de-escalation, with Turkey and Iran urging a ceasefire.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi discussed the importance of Muslim countries uniting against “Israel’s brutality in the Palestinian territories” during a recent telephone conversation.

They deliberated on Israel’s actions in Gaza, humanitarian aid efforts, and potential measures to establish a lasting ceasefire in the region.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in talks with US President Joe Biden, expressed openness to extending the truce, provided that 10 more Israeli hostages are released each day.

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However, Netanyahu cautioned that Israel would resume its operations in Gaza with full force once the temporary truce concludes.

The situation remains fluid, with ongoing diplomatic efforts to navigate a delicate balance between the conflicting parties.

The release of hostages and the potential extension of the ceasefire offer a glimmer of hope for a temporary reprieve from the recent escalation in tensions.

The international community closely watches these developments, hoping for a pathway towards lasting peace in the region.

As the negotiations unfold, the world awaits further updates on the delicate situation in the Middle East, where geopolitical complexities and longstanding conflicts continue to fuel uncertainty.

 

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