Releasing hostages (illustrative)
Releasing hostages (illustrative)Flash 90

Hamas has informed the Qatari brokers that it agrees to extend the current ceasefire by four more days, AFP reported Wednesday.

The original ceasefire was extended by two days on Monday, and is set to expire on Wednesday, following the release of the last group of hostages.

Israel has already received the list of hostages expected to be released Wednesday evening, and their families have been informed.

Earlier, Hamas official Osama Hamadan told Al Arabiya, "There is a possibility to extend the ceasefire by additional days, in two aspects: The humanitarian aspect, which includes the release of as many prisoners as possible, and also the political aspect, which is connected to the way by which we can end this war and remove the siege on the Gaza Strip. Both of these aspects are far from being to our satisfaction."

He added that at the present time, conditions are not yet ripe for discourse on the release of Israeli soldiers, for whom the agreement will be "at a completely different price than what we had until now."