Talks aimed at brokering a truce between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip will resume in Cairo on Monday, Al-Qahera reports.

“An Egyptian security source confirmed to Al-Qahera News the resumption of negotiations on a truce between Israel and Hamas in the Egyptian capital Cairo tomorrow,” the Egyptian news outlet broadcasted on Saturday.

Key mediators involved in the peace talks reportedly include Egypt, Qatar, and the United States, who have unceessfully mediated previous rounds of negotiations. A ceasefire before the start of Ramadan was said to be imminent but broke down following outlandish demands from Hamas.

In a statement issued on Friday by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Israeli leadership has given the green light to resume ceasefire negotiations in Egypt and Qatar. The announcement on Friday confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had discussions with Mossad chief David Barnea about the upcoming negotiations, but it did not disclose whether the Mossad director would be attending the negotiations in either city.

A key element of Israel’s demands is for Hamas to return the estimated 134 hostages it kidnapped in October. Just last week, Israel agreed to release up to 800 imprisoned terrorists, including 100 convicted of murder, in return for 40 hostages. Hamas rejected it, saying Israel did not meet its “basic demands,” which include a full IDF withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and a “real exchange of prisoners.”

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