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summit meeting with Hamas in Egypt seeks agreement and avoid a new attack by Israel

summit meeting with Hamas in Egypt seeks agreement and avoid a new attack by Israel

The war, which has entered its seventh month, was unleashed on October 7. Previous meetings have failed to bridge the differences between the positions of both parties.

Courtesy of @ActualidadRT

A delegation of Hamas visit Cairo (Egypt) on Monday to hold talks aimed at securing a ceasefire, a group source told Reuters on Sunday, as mediators step up efforts to reach a deal ahead of an Israeli attack on the southern city of Rafah.

The official, who asked not to be identified, said the delegation will discuss a ceasefire proposal given by Hamas to Qatar and Egypt, as well as Israel’s response. He did not reveal details of the latest proposals.

War in the Gaza Strip: ceasefire negotiations continue

The war, which has entered its seventh month, was triggered by an attack by Hamas militants against Israel on October 7, which It caused 1,200 deaths and 253 hostages, according to Israeli counts.

Israel has promised to eradicate Hamas, which controls Gaza, in a military operation that has left more than 34,000 Palestinians dead, according to Gazan health authorities. The war has displaced most of the 2.3 million inhabitants and devastated much of the densely populated enclave.

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Israeli troops in combat in Gaza.

Israeli troops in combat in Gaza.

Khalil Al-Hayyasenior official of Hamasdeclared on Friday that the group had received Israel’s response to its ceasefire proposal and was studying it before providing comments to Egyptian and Qatari mediators.

Previous meetings have failed to bridge the differences between the positions of both parties. Hamas wants a deal to end the war permanently and for Israel to withdraw its forces from the Gaza Strip.

Israel It has only offered a temporary ceasefire to free some 130 hostages who remain captive and allow the delivery of more humanitarian aid. He has stated that he will not end his operations until he has achieved his goal of destroying Hamas.

The Israeli Foreign Minister declared on Saturday that a planned raid on Rafahwhere more than a million displaced Palestinians are taking refuge, could be suspended if an agreement was reached to release the Israeli hostages.

Western countries, including USAhave urged Israel to refrain from attacking the border town.

Source: Ambito

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