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Hamas delegation heads to Cairo for talks on hostage release, truce

A Hamas delegation has been dispatched to Cairo to discuss the latest proposal on a truce and release of hostages in Gaza, though several sticking points remain between the two sides.
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A Hamas delegation is expected to arrive in Cairo on Wednesday for talks with Egyptian officials on a new proposal for a cease-fire and release of hostages in the Gaza Strip, according to several media reports.

Ismail Haniyeh, chief of Hamas' political bureau, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that his movement received the new proposal hashed out during a meeting in Paris over the weekend involving the intelligence chiefs of Israel, the United States and Egypt, as well as the prime minister of Qatar.

Haniyeh said that Hamas “is currently studying the proposal and our response will be based on stopping the brutal Israeli aggression against Gaza and withdrawing their forces from Gaza.”

He added that the leaders of the movement were invited to Egypt to discuss the framework agreement.

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