US officials say truce talks appear on track after Gaza aid incident — report

US officials “familiar” with ongoing talks to secure a temporary truce and a hostage deal between Israel and Hamas tell CNN that discussions appear to be on track following the deadly Gaza aid stampede incident yesterday.

The unnamed officials say there are no immediate indications the delicate talks have been derailed, even as they appear to be at an impasse amid toughened Hamas positions that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called “delusional.”

The US has been pressing hard for an agreement with US President Joe Biden saying earlier that he was “hoping” a del would by in place by Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month that begins March 10.

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