28 Nov 2023

Ceasefire in Gaza extended for additional two days Qatar says

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 28 November 2023

An agreement has been reached to extend the humanitarian truce for an additional two days.

Qatar's spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the announcement on X, formerly Twitter.

Reuters is also reporting a senior Egyptian official has confirmed the truce will extend an additional 48 hours.

Although the details of the deal are not yet clear, Israel has offered a day's pause in fighting for every 10 additional hostages released from Gaza, while Hamas said it was seeking an extension.

The ceasefire was due to end at midnight local time while pressure mounted on negotiators to extend that window.

CNN's Oren Libermann spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.