The US reiterates that an agreement has been reached at dialogues in Paris on a possible ceasefire in the Gaza Strip

USA assured on Sunday that the international dialogues in Paris on the War in Gaza reached an “agreement” on a possible agreement by Hamas to release the hostages and a new ceasefire in the region.

An Israeli delegation led by Mossad chief David Barnea was in the French capital on Friday to discuss an agreement to secure a new ceasefire and the release of the hostages they were holding Hamas in Gaza in exchange for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

representative of Israel, USA, Egypt And Taste good “We met in Paris and agreed between all four of us what the outlines of a hostage-taking agreement should be for a temporary ceasefire,” White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN.

Details are still being negotiated. “Indirect talks between Qatar and Egypt with Hamas must take place as they will ultimately have to agree to the release of the hostages,” he added.

This work is in progress. “And we hope that in the coming days we can reach a point where there is actually a firm and final agreement on this issue.”

Negotiations for a ceasefire resumed in the year Doha between the four countries and also representatives of Hamas, Egypt’s state-affiliated media reported on Sunday.

In the Oct. 7 attack, the Palestinian Islamist group took about 250 people hostage, 130 of whom are still alive in Gaza, including 30 presumed dead.

Similar to a previous week-long ceasefire in November in which more than 100 Palestinian hostages and 240 prisoners were released, Qatar, Egypt and the United States They are leading the effort to reach a new agreement.

International pressure for a ceasefire has increased in recent weeks as the death toll from Israel’s military offensive in Palestinian territory approaches 30,000, mostly women and children Ministry of Health Gaza.

Israel pledged to destroy Hamas, which rules Gaza, in response to the October attack that killed 1,160 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally of official Israeli figures.

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