'Israel' to resume Gaza invasion with full power post truce: Netanyahu
The White House says Biden and Netanyahu agreed to continue working on the release of all captives held by the Palestinian Resistance in Gaza.
Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told US President Joe Biden that he is open to extending the temporary truce with the Palestinian Resistance in Gaza but affirmed that once it's over, the Israeli ground invasion will resume in "full power" to "destroy Hamas" and release the remaining captives.
In a video statement, Netanyahu confirmed that he spoke with Biden about the release of captives held by the Palestinian Resistance in Gaza since October 7, pointing out that the four-day truce can be extended to allow for more captives to be released, where "for every day another 10" would be released.
On its part, the White House stated that Biden and Netanyahu agreed to continue working on the release of all captives held by the Resistance.
Earlier on Sunday, Hamas' al-Qassam Brigades said that it handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 13 Israeli captives, in addition to three Thai and one Russian citizens.
Following over 6 weeks of the Israeli brutal war on Gaza, which was accompanied by a near-complete blockade, a full siege on the residents, and over 1,300 massacres during the short period, the Resistance was able to enforce its initial conditions of not releasing any Israeli captive unless through an indirect prisoner exchange.
The captive's release comes as part of the previously announced prisoners-captives exchange agreement between the occupation entity and Resistance group Hamas, mediated by Qatar and Egypt, which will see the liberation of 150 Palestinian prisoners in total from Israeli jails.
In the same context, the Israeli Prison Service confirmed that 39 imprisoned Palestinian children were freed from Israeli occupation prisons under the truce agreement,
It was later confirmed that the bus carrying the 39 liberated Palestinian children arrived in Ramallah coming from the "Ofer" prison, where festivities are held to celebrate their return.
The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs and the Palestinian Prisoners Club announced the names of the third batch of Palestinian prisoners included in today's exchange, i.e. 39 children prisoners. No female prisoners were part of this deal.
39 imprisoned #Palestinian children were freed from Israeli occupation prisons under the truce agreement.— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) November 26, 2023
It was confirmed that the bus carrying the 39 liberated Palestinian children arrived in #Ramallah coming from the "Ofer" prison, where festivities are held to celebrate… pic.twitter.com/O4uVvuXflp
Later, Hamas expressed its readiness to extend the existing truce to increase the number of liberated Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails.
In a statement, Hamas underscored that "the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas seeks to extend the truce after the 4-day period ends, through serious efforts to increase the number of those released from imprisonment as stipulated in the humanitarian ceasefire agreement."
This comes after AFP quoted a Hamas source as saying that the Resistance movement is prepared to extend the existing truce agreement for another two to four days.
"Hamas informed the mediators that the Resistance movements were willing to extend the current truce by two to four days," according to the source who added that "the Resistance believes it is possible to ensure the release of 20 to 40 Israeli prisoners."
Simultaneously, it has been reported that the US awaits a decision by Hamas on whether it would agree to extend the truce and release an additional 10 hostages every extra day that "Israel" refrain from Its aggression on the Gaza Strip.