Will there be a ceasefire in Gaza before Ramadan?

A Hamas delegation has arrived in Cairo to resume negotiations for a ceasefire agreement with Israel in the Gaza Strip.

The state-linked Al-Qaira News said that the delegations of Qatar and the United States have also arrived for the new round of negotiations.

There was no immediate word on the presence of the Israeli team.

On more than one occasion over the past few days, Israeli officials, including the Israeli prime minister, have said publicly that they want to see a list of living prisoners in Gaza as a precondition for resuming talks in Cairo or elsewhere.

Israel has told mediators Egypt and Qatar that it will not move forward with ceasefire talks until Hamas sends it a list of Israeli prisoners still alive in Gaza.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has said that there is a need to reach a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan next week. "”Serious efforts” are being made.

Hamas's armed wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, announced that it had confirmed reports that it had lost contact with the hostage-taking fighters after an investigation carried out over the past few weeks.

It was not immediately clear when the seven died.

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