US official says significant progress made in truce-hostage talks in Cairo

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

Protester at a demonstration calling for elections and a hostage deal outside military headquarters in Tel Aviv, July 7, 2024. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Protester at a demonstration calling for elections and a hostage deal outside military headquarters in Tel Aviv, July 7, 2024. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Significant progress was made during the hostage negotiations Israeli, Egyptian and American officials held yesterday in Cairo, a US official tells The Times of Israel.

The US official says that the talks focused on issues regarding the implementation of the first phase of the deal and clarifies that there is still a long road ahead before an agreement can be reached.

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