A deal has already appeared close.
“Sensitive negotiations like this can break down at the last minute,” White House deputy national security adviser John Finer said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program on Sunday. “Nothing is agreed upon until everything is agreed upon.”
The Hamas raid on October 7, the deadliest day in Israel’s 75-year-old history, prompted Israel to invade Palestinian territory targeting Hamas.
Hamas said on its Telegram account on Monday that it had fired missiles towards Tel Aviv. Witnesses also reported rockets being fired at central Israel.