Egypt receives positive feedback on extended truce

Egypt said on Saturday it received positive feedback from both Israel and Hamas on the idea of an extended truce for a day or two and releasing more hostages.

According to a post by Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS), the country is holding extensive talks with all parties to extend the four-day truce, which “means the release of more detainees in Gaza and Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.”

“It’s only a start, but so far it’s gone well,” US President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday, adding “the chances are real” for an extended truce.

Moreover, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi called for “a permanent ceasefire and a complete end to this aggression”.

However, Israeli armed forces chief Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi said on Saturday that the war to eliminate Hamas will continue.

“We will return immediately at the end of the ceasefire to attack Gaza,” Halevi explained.

“We will also do this in order to dismantle Hamas, also to create a great deal of pressure to return as quickly as possible and as many abductees as possible, every last one of them.”

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