Top NewsIsrael-Hamas war, ceasefire extended by two days

Israel-Hamas war, ceasefire extended by two days

-

The White House said it hoped some of the Americans could be freed on Wednesday, as part of a two-day extension of an initial suspension of hostilities between Hamas and Israel.

“There are no Americans, unfortunately, today. But we’re optimistic, tomorrow’s another day, and we’re sure we’ll see some Americans come out,” National Security Council strategic communications coordinator John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday.

Kirby said there was no indication that Hamas’s non-release of American hostages was a tactic or a ploy, pointing to the small number of Americans held captive and difficult logistics.

“We want to see all the hostages released, so there are extended pauses beyond this two-day extension, and then, you know, we’re supportive of that. As I said, we’re going to do this hour by hour with our partners in the region,” Kirby said.

He declined to elaborate when asked for an opportunity on whether another extension would be agreed upon by all parties.

Kirby said Israel has an “extra burden” as it plans possible attacks to count civilian casualties once the cease-fire ends in southern Gaza. Israel has previously urged thousands of Gazans to move to the area because of its offensive in the north.

“So when Israel starts planning to operate in the south, it’s an added burden for Israel to make sure that, whatever it looks like, they properly account for the innocent lives — the additional innocent lives that are now in southern Gaza,” he said.

See also  US stocks fall on CBI inflation data

Latest news

British Open final round live updates, leaderboard: Billy Horschel leads crowded field in hunt for first major at Royal Troon

Billy Horschel is as close as he's ever been to a major championship.Horschel survived a bad weather round on...

Chicago mail carrier Octavia Redmond killed on her route in broad daylight: ‘disintegrated’

CHICAGO - A mail carrier walking a route in Chicago has been shot and killed, authorities said. U.S. Postal Service...

35-year-old Brazilian singer electrocuted in freak concert accident

Network light Brazilian rock singer Aires Sasaki was electrocuted last week during a live performance in Brazil The musician died...

Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat: Here are the affected states

At least two people have died in the U.S. in connection with a listeria outbreak linked to sliced ​​meat...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter Shiloh confirmed her desire to change her name in a newspaper announcement

Jolie-Pitt filed papers on May 30 to legally remove "Pitt" from her name.viaJuly 19, 2024, 9:05 PM ET• I...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you