PARIS, November 29. /TASS/. The radical Palestinian movement Hamas is ready to extend a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip by another four days, France-Presse said, citing a source close to the militants.
"Hamas has informed the mediators that it is willing to extend the truce for four days and that the movement would be able to release Israeli prisoners that it, other resistance movements and other parties hold during this period, according to the terms of the existing truce," the source told AFP.
Hamas has not yet officially commented on this information.
On November 27, Taher al-Nunu, spokesman for Hamas Political Bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh, told TASS that the new deal with Israel would be based on the same terms, that is, three Palestinian prisoners would be released in exchange for every Israeli hostage freed by the Hamas movement. The agreement initially provided for the possibility to extend the humanitarian pause for one day if an additional group of ten hostages is released.