Israel and Hamas are reportedly nearing an agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Gaza, contingent on the release of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners. Mediation efforts by Qatar, the U.S., and Egypt have been ongoing since December 28 to broker a temporary truce and facilitate increased humanitarian aid to Gaza. However, the parties still disagree on a permanent resolution to the conflict, and Hamas is reluctant to proceed until this is addressed. The Israeli military continues its assault on Khan Younis in southern Gaza, aiming to encircle the city where displaced Palestinians are seeking shelter. The situation remains complex, with conflicting reports on the number of militants killed, and efforts for a ceasefire are ongoing.
Source – CGTN