Hamas has claimed “victory for the resistance” with an open-ended ceasefire reportedly agreed with Israel that could end the seven-week war in Gaza.
“The negotiations [have ended] with an agreement which embodies the resistance of our people and a victory for the resistance,” Hamas’s exiled deputy leader, Moussa Abu Marzouk, wrote on his Facebook page.
A senior Hamas official said that a peace deal had been reached with Israel to end the latest conflict in the coastal enclave that has killed more than 2,000 people.
The official said the deal calls for an “open-ended” ceasefire and an Israeli agreement to ease its blockade of Gaza to allow aid supplies and construction materials into the war-battered territory.
Talks on long-running issues, including Hamas’ demand to reopen Gaza’s airport and sea port, and its desired release of prisoners in the West bank, would begin in a month.