Hamas ready to extend ceasefire as end nears: Latest updates on Israel-Hamas conflict

Hamas ready to extend ceasefire as end nears: Latest updates on Israel-Hamas conflict

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However, the pause in fighting has not reduced violence elsewhere.

On Thursday morning, two gunmen opened fire at a bus stop in Jerusalem, killing three people in an attack claimed by Hamas.

The gunman, who police said had taken over East Jerusalem, was killed at the scene.

Separately, two Israeli soldiers were slightly injured in an attack on a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, with the attacker also being “shot at and killed”, the army said.

Violence in Gaza has also heightened tensions in the West Bank, where about 240 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers or settlers since October 7, according to the Ramallah-based Palestinian health ministry.

The New York Times reported overnight that Israeli officials were aware that Hamas was planning a major attack, and had obtained a blueprint for the attack, which the group largely followed on October 7.

The newspaper said the plan called for a barrage of rockets, followed by efforts to eliminate surveillance and then bringing a wave of terrorists into Israel – all elements of the October 7 attack.

Intelligence and military officials, however, dismissed the plan as ambitious, even though a signals analyst warned that the group had conducted a training exercise consistent with the plan, according to the report.

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