The Washington Post reported that Israel, Hamas and the United States of America have "agreed to a tentative deal that would free dozens of women and children held hostage in Gaza, in exchange for a five-day pause in fighting".
This was detailed in a six-page agreement among Israel, the US and Hamas during talks in Doha, Qatar.
The agreement stated that all parties to the conflict would stop combat operations for at least five days while "an initial 50 or more hostages are released in smaller batches every 24 hours", according to The Washington Post.
This pause will also allow increased humanitarian aid to Gaza.
During this, The Washington Post said that there would be an "overhead surveillance" watching over movement on the ground.
The release of hostages is expected to start in the next few days. If it goes through, it will be the "first sustained pause in conflict in Gaza".
It is however unclear how many hostages will be released under the deal. According to multiple news sites, Hamas abducted about 240 people during the terror attacks on Oct. 7, who were then held in Gaza.
A White House spokesperson later confirmed that Israel and Hamas have not agreed to the deal and the US is still working towards an agreement, reported Reuters.
The news site also stated that another US official has confirmed no deal had been reached.
Will the offensive stop fully?
AP reported that thousands of family members and supporters of the hostages held in Gaza marched into Jerusalem on Saturday (Nov. 18) pleading with the government to bring their loved ones home.
The Israeli government wants to both "crush Hamas" and bring the hostages home.
Israeli National Security Council head Tzachi Hanegbi told reporters on Nov. 17 that the war cabinet agreed that only if there is "a massive release of our hostages" will there be a "limited and short" ceasefire.
"... because after that we will continue to work towards achieving our war goals,” Hanegbi said, according to The Washington Post.
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday (Nov. 18) that the offensive would continue, he added: “For international support to continue, humanitarian aid is essential.".
Because of this, they reached an agreement that would allow fuel into Gaza.
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