Israel agrees ceasefire framework, now up to Hamas: US

A displaced Palestinian by their tent
A displaced Palestinian family keep warm by a fire outside their tent in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip. -EPA

Israel has essentially endorsed a framework of a proposed Gaza cease-fire and hostage release deal, and it is now up to Hamas to agree to it, a senior U.S. administration official has said, a day before talks to reach an agreement were to resume in Egypt.

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