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Hamas accepts hostage talks and no permanent ceasefire – CIA chief in Cairo this week

Hamas agrees to negotiate on the fate of hostages and the release of Palestinian prisoners in the absence of a permanent ceasefire, a top official of the movement that rules the Gaza Strip said. “Hamas demanded Israel’s agreement to a universal and permanent ceasefire as a condition for negotiations,” he said. “That point was overcome after mediators pledged that as long as negotiations are ongoing, the ceasefire will remain in place.” In Cairo, Al Qahera News TV reported, citing a highly placed source, that CIA Director William Burns will visit the Egyptian capital this week. According to another source, the head of the CIA will also travel this week to Qatar. Egypt will host an Israeli delegation at the same time, according to Al Qahera News TV, which maintains close ties with Egyptian government agencies. Background processes According to the same source, Hamas informed the mediators that […]
Source: News Beast

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