“DI hear that there is progress in these negotiations, because the positions are too far apart”, this official told France Presse, on condition of anonymity.

For this source, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is not serious (…) and the American administration is not exerting any real pressure” on Israel, he added.

However, other information from AFP states that Hamas has not yet made a decision on sending a delegation to negotiations with Israel in Doha or Cairo, with a view to reaching a truce in the war in Gaza.

“There is still no indication or decision within Hamas about sending a Hamas delegation to a new round of negotiations in Cairo or Doha,” the official told France Presse.

On Saturday, news broke that negotiations for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip would continue today, in Cairo, with the participation of an Israeli delegation, which includes representatives from the security services – Mossad and Shin Bet — and the army .

According to Egyptian security sources, cited by the EFE agency, “the Israeli delegation arrives tomorrow [domingo] to Cairo to conclude negotiations on hostages” held by the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

On Friday, the Israeli Prime Minister’s office confirmed that an Israeli delegation would soon travel to Doha and Cairo with a view to continuing negotiations, although it did not reveal dates.

Negotiations, mediated by Qatar, Egypt and the United States of America, resumed a week ago, after a long impasse, although Hamas has once again imposed, as conditions, a “comprehensive” ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, the return of displaced people and the withdrawal of Israeli troops, something that Israel once again described, on Tuesday, as “delusional” demands.

France, Egypt and Jordan have agreed to work together to achieve an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, according to French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjouré at a press conference in Cairo on Saturday with his Egyptian and jordan.

On the same occasion, the minister highlighted the “joint European-Arab efforts to overcome the crisis” in the Palestinian enclave, and underlined the rejection “against any military action in the Palestinian city of Rafah”.

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