A temporary truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended to a seventh day, Israel Defense Forces said Thursday morning, minutes before the deal was set to expire, APA reports citing CNN.
This is the second extension of the initial four-day truce that began on Friday.
The truce has resulted in the return of 70 Israelis under the agreement. During the pause, three dual-national Israeli citizens and twenty-four foreign nationals have also been released outside of the deal.
In exchange, 210 Palestinians have been freed from Israeli jails, officials said.