Gaza ‘approaching a truce agreement’ with Israel, says Hamas leader Haniyeh

Gaza ‘approaching a truce agreement’ with Israel, says Hamas leader Haniyeh

Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Palestinian group that controls the besieged enclave, claims that after weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, Hamas officials are “approaching a truce agreement” with Israel.

On Tuesday morning, Haniyeh said in a statement to the Reuters news agency that the group had responded to Qatari mediators in the ongoing negotiations.

The negotiations focused on the length of the ceasefire, plans for aid delivery to Gaza, and the exchange of Israeli prisoners held by Hamas for Palestinian prisoners in Israel, according to an Al Jazeera report.

Women and children will be released by both sides, and Qatar, which is mediating the negotiations, will provide more information, according to Ezzat&nbsp, el-Reshiq.

According to el-Reshiq, the agreement will include a ceasefire, plans for aid trucks to supply every area of Gaza, and the transfer of injured people to other nations for medical attention.

He added that the Israeli side was delaying the agreement and that talks between the warring parties had been ongoing for weeks.

As we are always united, whether it be on the battlefield or in making political decisions, the Hamas official claimed that all the brigades in Gaza reached an agreement over the phone.

Separately, Yahya Sinwar, a senior Hamas official, stated that the agreement would forbid Israeli aircraft from flying in Gaza while the truce was in effect.

UN resolution

As Qatari mediators sought a temporary ceasefire that would increase emergency aid shipments to Gaza civilians, rumors of an impending deal on captives have been circulating for days.

After four unsuccessful attempts to respond to the Israel-Has war, the UN Security Council passed a resolution last week calling for “urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip”&nbsp.

According to Ambassador Vanessa Frazier, the resolution, which Malta introduced on Wednesday, also called for “corridors throughout the Gaza Strip for a sufficient number of days” to protect civilians, especially children.

Since he was appointed secretary-general of the UN in 2017, Antonio Guterres stated on Monday that the number of civilian deaths in Gaza is “unparalleled and unprecedented” compared to any other conflict.

In New York, Guterres presented a new UN environmental report, saying, “What is clear is that we have had thousands of children killed in the last few weeks, so this is what matters.”

Since Israel began its air and ground assault on Gaza following the attacks by Hamas against Israel on October 7, at least 13, 000 Palestinians have died there, including 5, 600 children and 3,500 women, according to the Ministry of Health&nbsp.

Source: Aljazeera


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