Egypt issues ultimatum to Hamas: Reach ceasefire agreement or face Israeli advance – Times of India

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Feb 11, 2024, 11:16PM ISTSource:

Egypt has issued a warning to Hamas, urging them to reach a hostage-for-ceasefire agreement with Israel within two weeks, or face the prospect of Israeli advancement into Rafah. Cairo will host negotiations on the deal starting on Tuesday, with the participation of Israel, the US, and Qatar. The ultimatum adds pressure on Hamas to swiftly resolve the hostage situation, potentially preventing further military escalation. The outcome of the talks could significantly impact Gaza’s stability and the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Additionally, during a previous week-long truce in late November, Hamas released over 100 Israeli and foreign hostages in exchange for Israel releasing around 240 Palestinian prisoners.

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