| 28 February 2024, Wednesday |

Netanyahu offers to extend humanitarian pause if 10 hostages freed for each additional day

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that his government would agree to prolong the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza on the condition of receiving additional hostages’ release.
Netanyahu said in a video statement published by his office that he spoke by phone with US President Joe Biden and told him an extension would be accepted in exchange for the release of 10 hostages for each additional day of the pause.

He stressed that after the pause, Israel would continue its military operations with the ultimate aim of eliminating the Palestinian group Hamas and seeing to it that all of the remaining hostages are returned.

  • Anadolu Agency