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An extended humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip has entered into force.

An extended humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip has entered into force.

The humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement, extended until November 30, came into force on Tuesday at 07:00 local time.


On Monday evening, the Qatari Foreign Ministry announced that an agreement had been reached to extend the humanitarian truce for two days. Thus, the truce, which began on November 24, will last until Thursday, November 30. Hamas said it would operate under the same conditions.


As part of the renewed truce, 20 Israeli hostages from the Gaza Strip are expected to be released in exchange for 60 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons within two days.


Israel and the Palestinian movement Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, with the mediation of Qatar, reached the first large-scale agreement on November 22 since the conflict escalated on October 7: the parties agreed to cease hostilities for four days in order to exchange dozens of hostages and detainees held by each other. The four-day truce began on November 24 at 07.00 local time.