Kan Bet radio reported that Ismail Haniyeh, senior political leader of Hamas, agreed to the terms of a potential "hostage exchange" deal and ceasefire during negotiations with Sheikh Muhammad bin Abd al-Rahman al-Thani, the head of the government of Qatar, and Abbas Kamel, the head of Egyptian intelligence.

All major Israeli media outlets confirmed Hamas' acceptance of the proposed deal. However, according to Keshet-12 TV, Hamas retracted its demand for an official declaration of an end to hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli observers view this announcement as a significant development in the negotiations but caution that it does not guarantee the immediate conclusion of a deal.

Currently, the mediators are awaiting a response from Israel.