Hamas accepts hostage deal, Israel sends team to Cairo, continues Rafah op.

Hamas’s acceptance of a Gaza ceasefire proposal from Egypt and Qatar did not stop Israel from continuing its military operation in Rafah, even as Jerusalem sent a delegation to Cairo late Monday night to study the deal.

“The war cabinet unanimously decided that Israel will continue the operation in Rafah to exert military pressure on Hamas to advance the release of our hostages and the other goals of the war,” the Prime Minister’s Office said.

At the same time, “although the Hamas proposal is far from meeting Israel’s requirements, Israel will send a delegation” to the negotiations so that it can be sure it explored every “possibility of reaching an agreement under conditions acceptable to Israel,” the Prime Minister’s Office added.

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