Egypt, Qatar work to extend humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza for two more days: Diaa Rashwan

Ahram Online , Thursday 30 Nov 2023

Egypt and Qatar are working to extend the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza for two more days after managing to extend it for one day on Thursday, Diaa Rashwan, head of Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS), told the media.

Palestinian women carry food near a donation point provided by a charity group in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, on November 30, 2023, amid a truce in fighting between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas AFP


An agreement was reached to release 10 Israeli captives in Gaza and 30 Palestinian detainees from Israeli prisons later Thursday, he added. Humanitarian aid continues to flow to the northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip in the same quantities agreed upon during the previous six days of the ceasefire.

Intensive Egypt-Qatar efforts have succeeded in eliminating several obstacles that hindered the implementation of the ceasefire agreement today, he noted.

Rashwan affirmed that Egypt is closely monitoring the implementation of the humanitarian ceasefire on Thursday, adding that it has urged both parties to adhere to the agreed terms.

Egypt will continue to exert its utmost to ensure the flow of humanitarian aid to the northern and southern parts of Gaza, he said.

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