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Sun 26 Nov 2023 10:39 pm - Jerusalem Time

Netanyahu does not rule out extending the truce in Gaza in exchange for “this condition.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he informed US President Joe Biden that Israel will resume its campaign in Gaza with full force as soon as the temporary truce ends.


Netanyahu added that he would welcome the extension of the truce if it facilitated the release of 10 additional hostages every day, as agreed upon under the original agreement brokered by Qatar, according to Reuters.


The White House reported that "Biden and Netanyahu agreed in a phone call to continue working to secure the release of all hostages."


According to the statement, Netanyahu and Biden discussed “stopping the fighting and increasing additional much-needed humanitarian aid in Gaza.” According to the statement, Biden welcomed “the release of hostages by Hamas over the past three days.”


The Israeli authorities say that the Hamas attack resulted in about 1,200 deaths, most of them civilians, during which about 240 people were detained and taken to the Gaza Strip.


Since then, Israel has launched intensive bombardment on the Gaza Strip and began ground operations since October 27, resulting in the killing of approximately 15,000 people, including more than six thousand children, according to Hamas.


Under Qatari and Egyptian sponsorship, Israel and Hamas reached an agreement on a four-day humanitarian truce during which the movement’s hostages will be exchanged for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.

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