The New York Occasions mentioned on Saturday that US-led negotiators had been getting nearer to an settlement beneath which Israel would droop its battle in Gaza for about two months in return for the discharge of greater than 100 hostages.
Quoting unidentified US officers, it mentioned negotiators had developed a draft settlement that might be mentioned in Paris on Sunday.
US President Joe Biden on Friday spoke with Qatar’s emir to debate efforts to free the hostages, the White Home mentioned, nevertheless warning “imminent developments” had been unlikely.
Qatar is taking part in a key position within the newest talks after brokering a hostage launch deal in November.
Hamas’s Oct 7 assault on Israel resulted in about 1,140 deaths, principally civilians, in line with an AFP tally of official figures.
Militants additionally seized about 250 hostages and Israel says round 132 of them stay in Gaza, together with the our bodies of at the least 28 useless captives.
Israel’s ensuing army offensive has killed at the least 26,422 folks, most of them civilians, in Gaza, in line with the well being ministry within the Hamas-run territory.