Israel-Hamas War| White House welcomes extended pause in military operations in Gaza, says John Kirby
Nov 28, 2023
Washington DC (US), Nov 28 (ANI): The White House on November 27 welcomed an agreement to extend a truce between Israel and Hamas by two days, saying it will allow for the release of another twenty Israeli hostages held by Hamas. Addressing a press briefing NSC Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said, “The White House welcomes the extended pause in military operations in Gaza until Thursday morning that was just announced by Qatar. The extended pause will allow for the release of another twenty Israeli hostages held by Hamas and the flow of additional humanitarian aid into the war-torn region.” “The president has been “deeply engaged” in the process over the Thanksgiving weekend and spoke to both the Emir of Qatar and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu... 200 trucks with humanitarian aid passed through the Rafah crossing this weekend and 137 UN trucks carrying aid arrived at the reception point in Gaza,” he said.