LIVE | ‘Israel knew about Hamas’ attack plan for more than a year’, Israel releases thirty prisoners

Israeli security services knew about the attack plans of the Palestinian militant group Hamas for more than a year, but did not take it seriously, the New York Times reports. And Israel released thirty Palestinian prisoners last night. Mediators hope to once again extend the temporary ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. This expires at 6 a.m. on Friday morning. Follow all developments surrounding the conflict in the Middle East in our live blog.