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Eleven Israelis and 33 Palestinians freed as truce extended

International Desk |
Update: 2023-11-28 08:05:44
Eleven Israelis and 33 Palestinians freed as truce extended [photo collected]

Another 11 Israeli hostages including three-year-old twins have been freed by Hamas tonight, Israel says - bringing the total number of released hostages to more than 50.

In exchange, 33 Palestinians were released from Israeli prisons - reportedly including 30 children and three women.

Just hours before the four-day truce was due to expire, Qatar said Israel and Hamas have agreed to a two-day extension.

Over the next two days, Hamas has committed to releasing another 20 women and children, US national security spokesman John Kirby says.

Further lorry-loads of humanitarian supplies entered the Gaza Strip on Monday with food, fuel and medicines being distributed by aid organisations.

Hamas’s attacks on 7 October killed 1,200 people, with about 240 taken hostage.

Since then, Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry says more than 14,500 people have been killed in Israel's retaliatory campaign.

Source: BBC 

BDST: 0804 HRS, NOV 28, 2023

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