Israel-Hamas truce extended amid discussions to swap all captives

Megha Jain

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The truce between Hamas and Israel was extended by a day on Thursday, moments before it was set to expire after six days. Hamas is ready to exchange all Israeli soldiers it has detained for all Palestinian prisoners held by Israel, Hamas official Bassem Naim said on Wednesday. Israel reportedly released around 30 Palestinian prisoners early Thursday hours after Hamas freed 16 hostages, including 10 Israeli women and children and four Thai nationals, apart from two Russian-Israeli women.