Hamas leader says militant group ‘close’ to truce agreement with Israel

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Deal could include limited ceasefire and exchange of Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has said his militant movement is nearing a truce agreement with Israel, more than six weeks after its deadly assault sparked retaliatory strikes on Gaza in which thousands have been killed.

“We are close to reaching a deal on a truce,” Haniyeh said, and the group has delivered its response to Qatari mediators.

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