Israel’s so-called security cabinet of top ministers is set to begin meeting right now to discuss the Egyptian ceasefire proposal, which would go into effect at 9 a.m.
Analysts believe Jerusalem is likely to accept the ceasefire, which would have both sides stop hostilities, and Egypt commit to opening the Rafah crossing into Gaza.
“Those proposals are being considered very seriously,” diplomatic sources told the Times of Israel late Monday night.
Hard-liners on both sides are expected to push for fighting to continue. Hamas’s armed wing rejected the proposal earlier Tuesday, and politicians to the right of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have pushed for a ground invasion to disarm Hamas and other Gazan factions.