Continuous consultations in the security cabinet and security cabinet before announcing the ceasefire.
Israeli officials have confirmed to the “Walla” news site that there is an expectation of a breakthrough within the next 24 hours in the negotiations regarding a cease-fire around the Gaza Strip.
The officials, whose names were not disclosed by the Israeli website, stated that negotiations are underway through two channels, namely the Egyptian intelligence services and the United Nations special envoy for the Middle East peace process, Tor Winsland.
The website quoted high-ranking officials as explaining that the Egyptian mediators are leading the consultations and are still in direct contact with the leadership of “Hamas” movement in the Gaza Strip, while Winsland traveled to Doha, where he met with “Hamas” leaders residing there who have “some influence on the situation.”
For her part, White House spokeswoman Jane Psaki said that reports of a move toward a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are encouraging.
“We have seen reports of a move towards a possible ceasefire .. This is of course encouraging,” she added in a press briefing.
The White House stated that the US administration believes that the Israelis have achieved important military objectives and is in a position to begin gradually ending operations.
Diplomatic moves to cease fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict gained momentum on Thursday after US President Joe Biden called for a calm, but Israel threatened to escalate its strikes on the Gaza Strip as the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas continued firing rockets after a short pause.