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Hopes rise for a new temporary ceasefire in Gaza

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A delegation of Hamas has arrived in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday, while hopes are growing for a new ceasefire in Gaza, reports "BBC".

American officials have indicated that Israel has "in principle" accepted the agreement.

They say the six-week deal would include the release of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners.

Pressure for a deal has intensified after Thursday's attack on Gaza City in the north of the territory, where 112 Palestinians were killed as they rushed an aid convoy.

Hamas had accused Israel of shooting civilians who were trying to get food. Israel has denied this, and on Sunday said it had reviewed the case and concluded that Israeli troops shot "a few individuals" who approached them, but that most of the deaths were caused by people falling on top of each other.

Egyptian officials, who are brokering peace talks with Qatar, have said delegations from Hamas and Israel are expected to attend the negotiations.

Hamas is reported to have said that a ceasefire agreement could be reached within the next 24 to 48 hours.

Expectations for a deal have risen after a senior US official said Israel had "agreed in principle" to the six-week ceasefire framework.

Israel has launched military strikes in Gaza, aiming to destroy Hamas, after Hamas militants entered Israel on October 7 and killed around 1200 people and took 253 hostages.

According to the data of the Ministry of Health of Gaza, at least 30 people, including 410 children and women, have been killed in the attacks in Gaza, and about 21 are missing. While 7000 people were injured.