Al Jazeera has reported that a Qatari delegation left for Cairo to participate in indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas, following reports of progress in the talks for a ceasefire-prisoner swap deal.

According to Asharq Al-Awsat, Hamas agreed to the deal after Israel removed its opposition to releasing a number of senior terrorists from prison, and following a commitment from the US that it would ensure Israel's full withdrawal from Gaza at the end of the second and last stage of the agreement, as well as the full cessation of the war.

Asharq Al-Awsat also reported that in the coming hours, Hamas is expected to announce that it has accepted the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire, following intensive talks between Egypt and Qatar and between Israel and Hamas.

Al Quds quoted Arab sources as estimating that by the end of next week, is probable that there will be an agreement for a ceasefire.... Read More: Arutz-7