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Qatar-Pact Reached To Extend Truce By Two Days


Wires reporting comments from the Qatari Foreign Ministry stating that "We announce that an agreement has been reached to extend the humanitarian truce for an additional two days in Gaza". The initial four-day truce was due to expire at the end of today. However, the apparent success in the hostages-for-prisoners exchanges will see the truce extended through 28 and 29 November.

  • There remainssignificant uncertainty as to the state of play once the truce ends or all Hamas hostages are released. The IDF resuming a bombardment of Gaza and physical incursion into the strip could see international pressure on the Netanyahu gov't rise.
  • Netanyahu is also facing significant domestic political pressureamid anger at the PM's failure to meet many families affected by the Hamas attacks, and fractures in his right-wing coalition gov't. It is unclear whether the national unity gov't will remain in place long after the end of the ceasefire/hostilities.

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