Hamas studying proposal for a ceasefire

Hamas is in the process of “studying” proposals put forward during the meetings in Paris for a ceasefire and will respond soon.

In a statement attributed to its politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas said it would be based on stopping Israel’s war on Gaza and a “complete withdrawal of occupation forces from the Strip”, reported Al-Jazeera.

Hanieyh said Hamas remains open to negotiations based on any “serious and practical initiatives” that will revolve around a ceasefire, an exchange of captives in Gaza with Palestinian prisoners held by Israel, and a reconstruction process for the besieged Strip.

The group’s political chief confirmed that Hamas leadership have received an invitation to visit Cairo in order to reach an “integrated vision” on the Paris talks and discuss requirements for the implementation of a potential agreement.