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As Israel flattens Gaza, Hamas ready for hostage deal without ceasefire

A Hamas spokesman stated on Sunday that the Palestine based terrorist organization was prepared to negotiate hostage release agreement with Israel without “permanent” ceasefire.

The apparent softening of Hamas’s stance coincides with the acceleration of long-stalled diplomatic efforts to achieve truce and the release of hostages, according to fresh proposal and discussions presided over by mediators from Qatar and Egypt.

However, the official, who spoke under anonymity, stated that mediators had promised “that as long as the… negotiations continued, the ceasefire would continue”.

Following Hamas’ October strike that ignited the war, Israel pledged to eliminate the terrorist organization; yet, it has consistently turned down requests for an ongoing