The cease-fire between Hamas and Israel has been extended again for another 24 hours, officials announced early Thursday.
Hamas has freed over 100 of the more than 200 people its militants took hostage during the Oct. 7 surprise attack on Israel. In exchange, Israel has released more than 200 Palestinians from Israeli prisons.
While she hid, hearing gunfire and knocks at their door, Eli said she would see messages on WhatsApp from other children sharing what happened to them, such as seeing their houses set on fire.
“I kind of accepted death. I felt like, there’s no way I’m going to get out of here safely,” said Eli, whose father was killed and cousin kidnapped on Oct. 7.