The Hamas statement said: "We seek to extend the truce beyond the expiration of the four-day period, through serious research to increase the number of released detainees as stated in the humanitarian truce agreement." This agreement is the first actual step towards calm in the war raging between Hamas and Israel, since the dawn of Saturday, October 7.The Israeli authorities released on Saturday, 39 detainees, including 6 women and 33 children, at Ofer military prison located on citizens' land in the town of Beitunia, west of Ramallah, and from the Russian Compound detention center in occupied Jerusalem, as part of the second batch of the exchange deal.The Israeli authorities are scheduled to release 39 Palestinians today, within the third batch of the deal Since Oct. 3150, Israel has arrested more than <>,<> Palestinians, including former prisoners.