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Aid trucks enter Gaza Strip after Israel-Hamas truce extended

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Aid trucks were seen entering the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing on Thursday morning, following a truce extension between Hamas and Israel.

A temporary cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war has been extended another day, according to mediator Qatar.

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The announcement Thursday morning came minutes before the cease-fire was set to expire.

Israel had agreed to extend the truce by one day for every 10 militant-held hostages who are freed.

The cease-fire, which began Nov. 24 and was originally set to expire on Monday, has paused the deadliest fighting between Israel and the militant group in decades.

In the south, the truce has allowed more aid to be delivered from Egypt, up to 200 trucks a day. But aid officials say it is not enough, given that most now depend on outside aid.

Overwhelmed UN-run shelters house over 1 million displaced people, with many sleeping outside in cold, rainy weather.

Palestinians, who fled their houses amid Israeli strikes, take shelter in a tent camp at a United Nations-run center in the southern Gaza Strip, October 23, 2023. (Reuters)
Palestinians, who fled their houses amid Israeli strikes, take shelter in a tent camp at a United Nations-run center in the southern Gaza Strip, October 23, 2023. (Reuters)

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