| Welcome to Global Village Space

Friday, February 16, 2024

Mediator Qatar confirms Israel-Hamas truce extended until Friday

Qatar has been engaged in intense negotiations, with support from Egypt and the United States, to extend the truce in Gaza, which was due to end on Thursday morning.

A truce between Israel and Hamas will be extended by one day, mediating nation Qatar confirmed on Thursday, as a six-day humanitarian pause in Gaza was set to end.

“Palestinian and Israeli sides have reached an agreement to extend the humanitarian pause in the Gaza Strip for an additional day under the existing conditions, which are a cessation of all military activities and the entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza,” Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Majed Al Ansari said in a statement.

Read more: Israel must face international court – Erdogan

He added that the truce would operate “within the framework of the joint mediation of the State of Qatar with the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America”.

Qatar has been engaged in intense negotiations, with support from Egypt and the United States, to extend the truce in Gaza, which was due to end on Thursday morning.

Read more: Gaza truce extended by two days by Israel-Hamas