Significant progress in bringing Egyptian, Israeli views closer regarding Gaza ceasefire, source



Fri, 26 Apr 2024 - 03:42 GMT


Fri, 26 Apr 2024 - 03:42 GMT

CAIRO – 26 April 2024: A high-ranking Egyptian source, said that there has been significant progress in bringing the views of the Egyptian and Israeli delegations closer together regarding reaching a ceasefire in Gaza Strip.

An Egyptian security delegation arrived in Tel Aviv on Friday to discuss a comprehensive framework for a ceasefire in Gaza, a high-level source said.

The delegation includes a group of specialists in the Palestinian file, the source added.

The visit comes amid concerns of a planned Israeli invasion in Rafah, which borders Egypt and is currently home to over half of Gaza's population, about 1.4 million Palestinians.

World countries, including Egypt has consistently expressed its concerns regarding the planned operation due to its potential catastrophic impact on the humanitarian situation in Gaza and regional stability.

According to media reports citing officials, the Egyptian delegation aims to engage in talks on brokering a truce agreement between Hamas and Israel.

The discussions will primarily focus on the potential exchange of some captives held by Hamas in Gaza for Palestinian prisoners, media cited an Egyptian official as saying.

The delegation will also discuss the return of a significant number of displaced Palestinians to northern Gaza.

The talks will then hopefully continue with the aim of bringing an end to the ongoing war, said the source.

The mediator's efforts will aim to find solutions that address the main demands of both parties, he added.



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