Israel-Hamas war: Hamas celebrates ‘truce deal’ to free Gaza hostages near
The Gaza Ministry of Health said it is working with the Red Cross to evacuate wounded people in the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza on Tuesday morning after the facility was bombed. At least 12 people were killed, and dozens were injured, according to the Ministry of Health. The Israel Defense Forces said that terrorists opened fire on their soldiers inside the hospital and that they retaliated but no shells were fired at the facility. The Washington Post could not independently verify either side’s claims. Hamas officials said Tuesday that the militant group is moving closer to a truce that could include an agreement to release several female and child hostages in exchange for a prisoner swap with Israel. . Israeli officials have been open to a multi-day halt in fighting to extract hostages, but have stressed that a ceasefire is a separate issue. and that they had not made a public comment on any agreement. President Biden said Monday that he believed a deal for free hosts was close. Neither the United States nor Israel are talking directly to Hamas, which is represented in the talks by Qatar.