Israel-Hamas truce expected on Thursday, top Israeli official quoted as saying

Barring any unexpected developments, a ceasefire between Israel and Gazan terror groups will enter effect on Thursday, a senior Israel official has said, according to the Haaretz daily.

“There is no decisive result and there won’t be one,” the official is quoted as saying. “We are all tired.”

Various Hebrew media outlets are reporting — mostly without citing sources — that a ceasefire is indeed expected within 2-3 days since both sides have met their main stated goals in the current conflict.

However, a diplomatic source familiar with Egypt’s efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas tells The Times of Israel that talks are still ongoing and that no such agreement has been reached.

Channel 12 news has cited “foreign reports” — without detailing them — saying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has informed Washington that he’s ready for a ceasefire starting Thursday.

A report earlier said Egypt has proposed a truce starting Thursday at 6 a.m., and that Hamas has agreed to the offer.

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