Israel and Hamas broadly agree in principle that an exchange of Israeli hostages for Palestinian Arab prisoners could take place during a month-long ceasefire, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing three sources.

The sources added, however, that the framework plan is being held up by the two sides' differences over how to bring a permanent end to the Gaza war.

One of the sources said the disagreements about the length of an initial ceasefire have narrowed to around 30 days, after Hamas had first proposed a pause of several months.

However, Hamas has refused to move forward with the plans until the future conditions of a permanent ceasefire are agreed, other sources told Reuters.... Read More: Arutz-7