TRUCKS DELIVERING AID TO GAZA THROUGH EGYPT Unless the truce is extended the last batch of exchanges are to complete today

Footage released by Israel’s army showed humanitarian aid trucks purportedly leaving Israel on Tuesday, November 28th to deliver gas and diesel to Gaza through Egypt.

The prolonged six-day truce in the Gaza Strip conflict has allowed about 800 aid trucks to enter Gaza, and the first of three U.S. planes with humanitarian supplies for Gaza landed in Egypt on Tuesday.

Israel’s siege has led to the collapse of Gaza’s health care system, especially in the north where no hospitals remain functioning. The World Health Organization said more Gazans could soon be dying of disease than from bombing and many had no access to medicines, vaccines, safe water and hygiene and no food.

Unless the truce is extended, today is the last day, when hostages for prisoners are to be exchanged.

Shiri Bibas (mother) and her children, four-year-old Ariel and 10-month-old Kfir are yet to be released and there has been no word of them at all.  Their family has been told they might have been passed on by Hamas to another militant group in Gaza, possibly as a trophy.

The extension to the truce is due to end late on Wednesday night. Intense talks are going on behind the scenes to extend it further and public statements by both sides suggest that might be possible.

Two more Thai hostages held by Hamas were freed on Tuesday, November 28th as they were welcomed by Thailand’s foreign minister Parnpree Bahiddha-nukara in Israel’s Be’er Ya’akov city, bringing to 19 the total number of Thais officially released.

According to the Thai Foreign Affairs Ministry, 13 more hostages remain in captivity.

There were 39 Thai nationals killed in the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas.

The first batch of 17 Thai hostages will return home on Thursday, November 30th on an Israeli commercial flight.