US confirms new hostage deal proposal being advanced with Israel’s support

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

The US confirms that a fresh hostage deal proposal is being advanced by the mediators with Israel’s support.

“There is a fresh proposal that’s being worked… I can tell you that the Israelis are fully supportive of this fresh proposal… and as before have been willing to [negotiate] in good faith,” White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby says during a briefing with reporters.

The latest proposal is for a temporary ceasefire that “could also lead to something more sustained,” Kirby says.

Hamas has yet to formally respond to the offer crafted over the weekend.

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