It has now also been confirmed by the United States that both Israel and Hamas has agreed upon extending the truce agreement by two additional days.
In a statement by national security spokesman, John Kirby, it has been mentioned that the Palestinian militant group has “committed to releasing another 20 women and children over the next two days.”
He added that the remaining eight to nine hostages are Americans and said that he hoped that Americans would be among those released today.
Kirby said that the sticking point over today’s expected releases was over “whether two mothers could come out with their children”, but he added that the issues has now been resolved.
So far, only one Israeli – American citizen, four – year – old Avigail Idan has been released so far.