Second extension of truce between Israel, Hamas now a possibility
11/30/2023 // Richard Brown // Views

International mediators are actively working to secure a second extension to the truce in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The negotiations involve Israel and Hamas, with key mediator Qatar, along with the United States and Egypt, participating.

The focus of the discussions is on the conditions to extend the truce, including the duration of the extension and the exchange of captives for prisoners.

Late on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the Israeli army confirmed the release of more Israeli captives in Gaza. Simultaneously, 30 Palestinian women and children were released from Israeli jails. (Related: Israel approves MULTI-DAY CEASEFIRE DEAL: Hundreds of imprisoned Palestinian women and children to be released in exchange for 50 Israeli hostages.)

The 10 released Israeli hostages and four Thai nationals arrived in Hatzerim in southern Israel, where they were warmly welcomed by a large crowd lining the streets. They are set to be transported to the Hatzerim Air Force base and are expected to be flown to various Israeli hospitals.

Reunions with families are anticipated at the air base and additional reunions will take place at the respective hospitals.

The 10 Israeli nationals, including some dual citizens, were released as part of the Israel-Hamas truce deal, while the four Thai citizens were released independently of the agreement.

Two Israeli-Russian hostages, released outside the truce deal, have been admitted to the Sheba Medical Center in the Tel Aviv area.

Also on Wednesday, a total of 30 Palestinians were released from Israeli prisons, according to a statement from the Israeli prison service. Among those released was Ahed Tamimi, a prominent Palestinian activist known for a 2017 viral video where she slapped an Israeli soldier.

Report: Truce likely to be extended for another few days

Despite the complexities of the negotiations, Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reported that there is a consensus that the truce will likely be extended for another few days. However, the more challenging negotiations, aimed at bringing a permanent end to the Gaza war, lie ahead.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized that, after the phase of returning captives is exhausted, Israel is unequivocally prepared to resume the campaign against Hamas.

The initial four-day truce, beginning on Friday, was renewed for two more days. During this period, significant releases of captives took place on both sides.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the parties to seek a "true humanitarian ceasefire" to address the severe humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Guterres highlighted the devastating impact of Israeli operations, leading to the death of a significant number of children in Gaza.

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani noted that the extended truce has facilitated the entry of much-needed humanitarian aid into Gaza. He called for steps towards a sustainable ceasefire and measures to ensure the uninterrupted flow of humanitarian aid.

Hamas is seeking guarantees from key parties, including Qatar and Egypt, that the continued exchange of prisoners will result in the cessation of Israeli bombardment in Gaza.

While Israel's firm stance provides negotiation leverage, strong regional calls for a comprehensive settlement exert pressure on Israel.

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud urged the UN Security Council to enforce a lasting ceasefire in Gaza, emphasizing that a truce alone is insufficient.

Negotiations are reportedly underway for the release of additional captives, with the potential extension of the ceasefire for five days.

The next phase of the truce and captives' release is expected to involve discussions on various categories, including Israeli captives, elderly men, female soldiers, reservist soldiers, and the bodies of Israelis killed before or during captivity.

Hamas has expressed readiness to discuss the release of captured men, military personnel and civilians.

Watch Tiffany Meier's report on the Gaza ceasefire.

This video is from the Pool Pharmacy on

More related stories:

Hamas releases 24 hostages in exchange for 39 Palestinian women and children unlawfully imprisoned by Israel.

NEW POLL: 70% of Americans support a CEASEFIRE in Gaza.

Muslim Americans to Biden: Declare a ceasefire in Gaza, or lose our donations and votes.

Sources include:

Take Action:
Support Natural News by linking to this article from your website.
Permalink to this article:
Embed article link:
Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use is permitted with credit to (including a clickable link).
Please contact us for more information.
Free Email Alerts
Get independent news alerts on natural cures, food lab tests, cannabis medicine, science, robotics, drones, privacy and more.
App Store
Android App
eTrust Pro Certified

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2022 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

This site uses cookies
Natural News uses cookies to improve your experience on our site. By using this site, you agree to our privacy policy.
Learn More
Get 100% real, uncensored news delivered straight to your inbox
You can unsubscribe at any time. Your email privacy is completely protected.