GG News Bureau
WASHINGTON DC, 20th Nov. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday has dismissed “incorrect reports” about imminent agreements with Hamas and said that no deal has been reached “as of now.”
Israel Defence Forces continues their ground operation in Gaza, Israel, the United States and Hamas are reportedly “close” to reaching an agreement via Qatari intermediators to free dozens of hostages in exchange of a five-day ceasefire.
According to news reports, a “six-page agreement” that is up for consideration said that Israel and Hamas will stop fighting for at least five days while an “initial 50 or more” of some 240 hostages taken from Israel during Hamas’s brutal October 7 assault “are released in batches every 24 hours.”
A “significant increase in the amount of humanitarian assistance, including fuel” to the Gaza Strip is also part of the said agreement.
Spokesperson for the US National Security Council said that the deal has not been reached yet but they will continue to work hard to get to a deal.
“We’ve made some progress recently and have been working hard to advance this, but it remains a volatile situation,” quoted a Biden administration official said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed “incorrect reports” about imminent agreements with Hamas and said that no deal has been reached “as of now.”
According to Israeli media reports, Netanyahu administration wants Hamas to release families – children and their parents – together.
Netanyahu said that there was no deal on the table and that he could not elaborate further when asked about the deal.