Follow Us

Israel has reportedly agreed to a temporary cease-fire framework; Hamas expected to respond Sunday

The deal, as it reportedly stands, would include a six-week ceasefire with Hamas releasing hostages considered at risk, according to the U.S. official.

Published: March 2, 2024 5:03pm

Israel has reportedly agreed to a framework for a temporary cease-fire accompanied by a hostage release in Gaza, following weeks of negotiations.

The Israelis have “more or less accepted” the framework, according to an anonymous senior U.S. official who spoke to The Associated Press Saturday. Talks are expected to continue Sunday in Egypt, where attention is turned to Hamas to see if they will agree to the terms.

The deal, as it reportedly stands, would include a six-week ceasefire with Hamas releasing hostages considered at risk, according to the U.S. official. It would also include increased humanitarian aid for residents of Gaza, according to The Hill.  

On Saturday the U.S. joined other countries in air-dropping bundles of aid into Gaza. Hamas is expected to respond to the proposed deal on Sunday, though few details are known.

Other recent attempts to establish temporary cease-fires have collapsed when it became clear how far apart Israel and Hamas were in their respective demands of the other side and their unwillingness to meet those demands.   

The Facts Inside Our Reporter's Notebook

Just the News Spotlight