Hamas seeks to extend humanitarian pause in Gaza

Hamas seeks to extend humanitarian pause in Gaza

Gaza, The Gulf Observer: The Palestinian resistance group Hamas has announced that it is seeking to extend four-day humanitarian pause with Israel in Gaza.

The group said in a statement that it is making serious efforts to secure the release of more Palestinians even after the pause ends.

A Palestinian source who preferred to remain anonymous as he is not authorised to speak to the media confirmed to Anadolu Agency that Hamas informed mediators Qatar and Egypt that the resistance movements were willing to extend the current truce by two to four days.

During the first three days of the pause, Hamas released 40 Israelis and 18 foreigners, while Israel released 117 Palestinians.

A four-day humanitarian pause mediated by Qatar, Egypt and the US went into effect on Friday, temporarily halting Israel’s attacks on Gaza.