Report: Israeli delegation briefly visited Cairo Tuesday to hear Hamas response on truce, hostage deal proposal

An Israeli delegation visited Cairo Tuesday for three hours to receive Hamas’s response to an outline of a truce and hostage deal, the London-based New Arab outlet reports.

Citing Egyptian sources familiar with the mediation efforts, the report says Hamas will give a final answer to the deal at the end of the week after Israel responds to the latest developments.

The latest offer for a hostage deal being negotiated in Cairo reportedly includes a 40-day pause in fighting and the release of almost 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for between 20 and 33 hostages. The numbers relate to hostages in a so-called humanitarian category — women, children, men over 50 and those who are sick.

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