New, agreement reached to release hostages in Gaza

U.S.-led negotiators are nearing an agreement under which Israel would suspend the war in Gaza for about two months in return for the release of over 100 hostages still held by Hamas, The New York Times writes and reports that the agreement could be signed in the next two weeks. Negotiators have drawn up a written draft agreement that summarizes the proposals made by Israel and Hamas over the past ten days into a basic understanding that will be the subject of talks in Paris on Sunday. Although there are still major disagreements to resolve, negotiators are cautiously optimistic that a final agreement is within reach, according to U.S. officials contacted by the NYT.

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