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Israel and Hamas extend cease-fire as more hostages released

Israel and Hamas agreed to extend their cease-fire for two more days past Monday, raising the prospect of further exchanges of militant-held hostages for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel and a longer halt to their deadliest and most destructive war.
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Emotional reunions as more Israeli hostages released by Hamas returned home during a four-day cease-fire deal between Israel and the militant group.
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, centre, speaks to soldiers as he visits the Gaza Strip, where he received security briefings with commanders and soldiers and visited one of the tunnels that has been revealed, on Sunday Nov. 26.
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President Joe Biden speaks to reporters in Nantucket, Mass., Sunday, Nov. 26, about hostages freed by Hamas in a third set of releases under a four-day cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas.
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People wait for the convoy carrying newly released hostages from the Gaza Strip, in Ofakim, Israel on Sunday, Nov. 26.
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A group of Israelis watch as a helicopter carrying hostages released from the Gaza Strip lands at the helipad of the Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petah Tikva, Israel, Sunday Nov. 26. The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was back on track Sunday as the militants freed 17 more hostages, including 14 Israelis and the first American, in exchange for 39 Palestinian prisoners in a third set of releases under a four-day truce.
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Israel's President Isaac Herzog, center left, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, center right, visit Kibbutz Beeri in southern Israel, Monday, Nov. 27.
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Israel's President Isaac Herzog, center right, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, center left, visit Kibbutz Beeri in southern Israel, Monday, Nov. 27.
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An Iraqi pilot walks in front of Qatari humanitarian aids, on its way to Gaza Strip, at Al Arish airport, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 27.
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Palestinians displaced by the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip enter a makeshift tent near al Aqsa Hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, Monday, Nov. 27. on the fourth day of the temporary ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.
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Israeli soldiers move near the border with the Gaza Strip, southern Israel, Monday, Nov. 27. on the fourth day of a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
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Egyptian ambulances drivers, carrying bodies of Palestinians who died at Egyptian hospital after injuries from the war in Gaza, wait to cross Rafah crossing port, Egypt, on the way to Gaza Strip, Monday, Nov. 27.
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A Palestinians stranded in Egypt waits to cross Rafah crossing to the Gaza Strip at Rafah, Egypt, as a temporary ceasefire went into effect, Monday, Nov. 27.
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Displaced Palestinians walk inside a UN-run school during the fourth day of the temporary ceasefire between Hamas and Israel in Rafah, Gaza Strip, on Monday, Nov. 27.
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This photo released by Schneider Children's Medical Center on Monday, Nov. 27, shows Abigail Edan, center, who returned last night to Israel, with her aunt Liron, left, and her uncle Zuli, right. Abigail was one of the third group of hostages released by Hamas on Sunday. Abigail's parents were both killed by Hamas militants in the same attack in which she was kidnapped, a cross-border assault Oct. 7 that prompted Israel to declare war on Hamas.
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Shaima, a Palestinian woman who was injured during the war in Gaza, receives medical care at Al Arish hospital, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 27.
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Palestinians sell fruits in Gaza City on Monday, Nov. 27. on the fourth day of the temporary ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.
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Palestinians walk in Gaza City on Monday, Nov. 27, on the fourth day of the temporary ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.
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This handout photo provided by the IDF on Monday Nov. 27, released Israeli hostages Tal Goldstein Almog, 9, left, and his brother Gal, 11 are seen as they return to Israel in an IAF helicopter, after being held hostage by militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
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This undated photo released by Hostages and Missing Families Forum Headquarters shows twin sisters, Emma Aloni Cunio and Yuli Aloni Cunio, 3 years-old, released Monday, Nov. 27, to Israel after 52 days in Hamas captivity. Their mother Sharon Aloni Cunio, 34, who was also released today is the personal advisor for the Head of Ashkol Regional Council. Her husband, David, and his brother Ariel remain in Hamas captivity.
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This undated photo provided by Hostages and Missing Families Forum Headquarters shows Sharon Aloni Cunio, center, and her twin daughters, Emma and Yuli, 3 years-old, released Monday, Nov. 27, to Israel after 52 days in Hamas captivity. Cunio, 34, is the personal advisor for the Head of Ashkol Regional Council. Her husband, David, and his brother Ariel remain in Hamas captivity.
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An Israeli helicopter transporting released hostages lands at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Tuesday Nov. 28. Eleven Israeli women and children, freed by Hamas, entered Israel Monday night in the fourth swap under the original four-day truce, which began Friday and had been due to run out. Qatar said Israel was to release 33 Palestinians from its prisons, mostly teenagers.
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Released Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Abu Al-Humus, 17, hugs his mother after arriving home in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, Tuesday Nov. 28. Eleven Israeli women and children, freed by Hamas, entered Israel Monday night in the fourth swap under the original four-day truce, which began Friday and had been due to run out. Qatar said Israel was to release 33 Palestinians from its prisons, mostly teenagers.
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Released Palestinian prisoners arrive in the West Bank town of Ramallah Tuesday Nov. 28. Thirty-three Palestinian prisoners released by Israel arrived early Tuesday in east Jerusalem and Ramallah. Eleven Israeli women and children, freed by Hamas, entered Israel Monday night in the fourth swap under the original four-day truce, which began Friday and had been due to run out.

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