Report: Israel and Hamas agree to keep truce going for eighth day

Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend the truce for an eighth day, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing Egyptian officials.

There has been no official announcement of a truce extension from either side, or from Egypt, Qatar and the US, which have led negotiations for the pause.

The additional day would likely see another 10 Israeli hostages freed, according to the report.

A source close to Palestinian terror group Hamas earlier told AFP it was “willing to extend the truce.”

“The mediators are currently making strong, intense and continuous efforts for an additional day in the truce and then working to extend it again for other days,” the source said on condition of anonymity.

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