Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh will reportedly head to Cairo today to start a new round of talks with Egyptian mediators on a potential agreement for a hostage deal and truce.
The Palestinian al-Quds newspaper reports that a Hamas delegation headed by Haniyeh is expected in the Egyptian capital for discussions based on the proposal formulated in Paris last week.
Representatives of the terror group are slated to sit down with Abbas Kamel, head of Egyptian intelligence, and with Egyptian officials in the coming days, who will present them with a fresh proposal on the phase after the “suspension” of hostilities, al-Quds reports.
Haniyeh’s visit was reportedly delayed so that he could consult with other Palestinian factions.
Hamas has proposed a ceasefire plan that would see a four-and-a-half-month truce during which hostages would be freed in three stages, and which would lead to an end to the war, in response to a proposed outline sent last week by Qatari and Egyptian mediators and backed by the United States and Israel. Yesterday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the terror group was making “delusional demands.”