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Gaza truce talks in Paris reportedly making ‘significant progress’

2024-02-25 08:57:40       source:Politico

February 24, 2024

Talks about a humanitarian cease-fire with representatives of Israel made “significant progress” in Paris on Saturday, Israeli media reported.

“The talks are progressing” and as “all parties are showing flexibility, a deal can be reached before [the holy month of] Ramadan,” which starts on March 10, Haaretz reported, citing a foreign diplomat.

The head of the Mossad intelligence service, David Barnea, is leading the Israeli delegation in the discussions with U.S., Qatari and Egyptian officials. The latter two are bringing an understanding reached with Hamas leaders that calls for a six-week cease-fire and the release of elderly and sick hostages in return for Palestinian prisoners in Israel, the Associated Press reported.

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