The White House said it continues to work hard to reach an agreement between Israel and Hamas on the release of the hostages and a pause in the fighting.
“We haven’t reached an agreement yet, but we continue to work hard in that direction,” said White House National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson.
With this statement, she denied information from the Washington Post, according to which an agreement was reached between the warring parties, which foresees the release of the hostages and a five-day pause in the fighting.
The Palestinian group Hamas launched unprecedented attacks on Israel on October 7. More than 1,200 people, mostly civilians, were killed in the south of Israel, and around 240 hostages were captured and taken to the Gaza Strip.
According to the data of the Ministry in Gaza, 12,000 people died in the Israeli bombardment in response to those attacks, and two thirds of them were women and children.