Hamas ‘studying’ ceasefire proposal

(VOVWORLD) - Hamas says it is “studying” a new ceasefire proposal, stressing that its priority is to end Israeli aggression and see a full withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip.

Hamas ‘studying’ ceasefire proposal - ảnh 1Israeli soldiers carry out a military operation in the Gaza strip on January 23, 2024. (Photo: AFP/ VNA)

Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the political bureau of Hamas, said in a press statement on Tuesday that Hamas is reviewing a truce plan put forward by senior Qatari and Egyptian officials during recent meetings in France, and will respond soon. He said Hamas received an invitation to visit Cairo to reach an “integrated view” of the Paris proposal and discuss requirements for implementing an agreement.

During talks on Sunday, leaders from Egypt, Israel, Qatar, and the US made progress toward a deal that would free Israeli hostages held by Hamas in exchange for a cease-fire in Gaza, Qatar’s prime minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Monday.