[Live] Israel-Hamas war: truce extended until Thursday, 10 releases expected on Tuesday

The truce between Israel and Hamas was extended for the first time on Tuesday (28 November), with the planned release of more Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners and the delivery of aid to the Gaza Strip, where the humanitarian situation remains "catastrophic".

Eitan Yahalomi, 12, with her mother, after her release, Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. via REUTERS - ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES

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The truce in the Gaza Strip has been extended by two days, Qatar and the United States announced, until Thursday, November 30 at 5:00 GMT (7:00 local time). It began on Friday 24 November and was initially due to expire on Tuesday morning.

Eleven Israeli hostages were freed on Monday evening, November 27, all with dual nationality, including three French nationals. By Monday night, 33 Palestinians had been released from Israeli prisons.

■ After the releases of 24 November (24 releases), 25 November (17 releases), 26 November (17 releases) and 27 November (11 releases), 170 people remain in Hamas custody. For its part, Israel has released 150 Palestinian prisoners since 24 November.

■ The death toll from Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip has been nearly 15,000 since the war began on October 7, including 6,150 children and 4,000 women, according to Hamas' Health Ministry. Since then, more than 1,200 Israelis have been killed.

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06:15: Who are the hostages freed on Monday night?

Eleven hostages – nine children and two mothers – were freed last night. They are all dual nationals, some also have German or Argentine passports," says our permanent correspondent in Jerusalem, Michel Paul. And for three of them French: Erez Kalderon, 12, his sister Sahar Kalderon, 16, and Eitan Yahalomi, 12. The three Franco-Israelis freed last night are from Kibbutz Nir Oz, as are the eight other hostages who were freed in the fourth wave of the hostage-prisoner exchange.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he was "extremely happy" with the releases. "Immense joy," he said, but "incomplete." Ofer Kalderon, the father of Erez and Sahar, is still in Hamas hands. Ohad Yahalomi, Eitan's father, is missing. He had been wounded in the October 7 attack.

According to what we know, two other French-Israelis are still being held in Gaza: Elya Toledano and Mia Shem.

Among the other hostages freed yesterday were 3-year-old twin girls, Yuli and Emma Cunio, along with their mother Sharon. Their father, David, is still in Gaza.

Six Thai workers were also released without compensation.

► A look back at the day of November 27 by clicking here.

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