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Egypt Receives Positive Signals from Hamas on Gaza Truce

Egypt Receives Positive Signals from Hamas on Gaza Truce

Egypt has received positive signals from Hamas about a potential Gaza truce and hostage-prisoner swap with Israel. Mediators from Egypt, Doha, and Washington have been negotiating for months to end the Israel-Hamas conflict. Hamas is expected to respond to the truce proposal in the coming days. US President Joe Biden and 16 other world leaders have urged Hamas to accept a 'roadmap to an enduring ceasefire.' The conflict, which began on October 7, has resulted in thousands of deaths and hostages taken on both sides.
Egypt has received encouraging signals from Hamas regarding a potential Gaza truce and a hostage-prisoner swap with Israel, according to state-linked Al-Qahera News.

The report, citing a high-level source, indicates that Hamas is seriously considering the truce proposal.

Egypt, along with mediators from Doha and Washington, has been negotiating for months to end the Israel-Hamas conflict in the Gaza Strip.

The source mentioned that Hamas is expected to respond to the proposal in the coming days.

Recent discussions in Doha involved Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani and Egypt’s intelligence chief Abbas Kamel.

Despite a previous seven-day ceasefire in November, which saw over 100 hostages exchanged for 240 Palestinian prisoners, efforts to achieve a lasting ceasefire have so far been unsuccessful.

Last week, US President Joe Biden introduced a 'roadmap to an enduring ceasefire,' urging Hamas to accept the proposal, with the support of 16 other world leaders.

The ongoing conflict began with Hamas's attack on October 7, resulting in 1,194 deaths and 251 hostages taken.

Israel's subsequent military offensive has led to at least 36,654 deaths in Gaza, primarily civilians, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.
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