A senior Hamas official on Monday said the Palestinian militant group wanted a “complete and comprehensive ceasefire” in Gaza, after mediator Qatar said a framework for a temporary truce was being proposed.
Taher al-Nunu said there are discussions about a complete and comprehensive ceasefire, and not a temporary truce.
He emphasized once the fighting stopped “the rest of the details can be discussed” including a hostage release.
Earlier on Monday Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said that meetings in Paris with CIA chief Bill Burns and top Israeli and Egyptian security officials had resulted in a framework for a phased truce.
He confirmed that the framework would see women and children hostages released first, with aid also entering the besieged Gaza Strip.