Israel and Hamas mentioned Thursday they’ve agreed to increase the pause in preventing in Gaza for one more day. Hamas freed 16 hostages and Israel launched 30 imprisoned Palestinians on Wednesday and either side are anticipated to launch extra on Thursday. Israeli officers have maintained that any continuation shall be solely to permit extra hostages to be exchanged for prisoners and won’t result in a extra everlasting cease-fire. The USA had additionally pushed for an extension, arguing this might enable the discharge of extra hostages held in Gaza, together with Individuals. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Israel early Thursday, and is ready to carry talks with Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders concerning efforts to safe the discharge of all remaining hostages and pace up the supply of humanitarian assist into Gaza, the State Division mentioned.