Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh issued a statement Tuesday morning Reuters And the news agency France Press agency He announced that his movement is “close to reaching an agreement” with Israel. Haniyeh talks about an imminent ceasefire, but does not provide details about what that should look like. According to Reuters, missile attacks on both sides continued on Monday.
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross traveled to Qatar on Monday to meet Haniyeh to discuss humanitarian aid in the region. The Hamas leader has lived in Qatar for years, which is also mediating in the conflict.
Izzat al-Rishq, a Hamas official, said that the negotiations will include a temporary ceasefire to regulate the arrival of aid to the Gaza Strip and an exchange agreement for hostages and prisoners. Al Jazeera TV.
He said that the expected agreement includes the release of Israeli women and children held hostage in exchange for the release of Palestinian children and women in occupation prisons. Al-Rishq said that the details of the ceasefire will be announced by Qatari officials.
Israeli media reported on Monday that an agreement would soon be reached regarding the release of seventy hostages held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. US President Joe Biden also said he expected to reach an agreement on the release of the hostages soon.
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