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Israel and Hamas truce talks resume in Cairo, Egyptian media report

Negotiations over a ceasefire and a hostage deal between Israel and Hamas resumed in Cairo on Sunday, Egypt’s state-run media Al-Qahera News said on Sunday, citing a security source.

“An Egyptian security source confirmed that there is resumption of negotiations on the truce between Israel and Hamas in Cairo today. The Egyptian source has pointed out that joint Egyptian-Qatari efforts are being exerted to achieve progress in the forthcoming talks between Israel and Hamas,” Al-Qahera News reported.

CNN is reaching out to the Israeli government as well as Hamas.

Earlier this month, talks over the release of hostages and a humanitarian pause were held in Qatar’s Doha. On Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized an Israeli negotiating delegation to travel to Qatar and Egypt in the coming days.

Some context: CIA Director Bill Burns was also in Doha late last week to meet with Israeli, Egyptian and Qatari counterparts.

Burns put forward a proposal that was accepted by Israel and sent back to Hamas, according to a source and an Israeli official. On Tuesday morning, Israel was informed that the proposal was rejected by Hamas.

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