Israel has received the names of more hostages who may be released from Gaza today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman Tal Heinrich has told the BBC.
“We have received the list, we are notifying the families of the people who appear on the list and all other families of the hostages still being held in the Gaza Strip right now,” Heinrich told the BBC.
“We said that we are willing to extend this mechanism as we saw today… for every 10 extra Israeli hostages that Hamas release, we agreed to another extra day of humanitarian pause in the fighting.”
If it goes ahead, it will be the sixth group of hostages released from Gaza since fighting paused last Friday. Eighty-one have been released so far.
On Tuesday, Israel and Hamas agreed to extend their agreed four-day truce in Gaza for another two days.