'Time for haggling to stop' on Gaza truce, Blinken says

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed Wednesday to keep pressing to seal a Gaza ceasefire deal, saying that not all of Hamas’s proposed amendments were acceptable but voicing hope that gaps could be closed. "The longer this goes on, the more people will suffer, and it's time for the haggling to stop," he said. Read our liveblog to see how the day's events unfolded.

An Israeli official said the country had received a reply from Hamas on a proposed ceasefire deal via mediators and that Hamas had "changed all of the main and most meaningful parametres".

An Israeli strike on southern Lebanon killed a senior Hezbollah commander, the Iran-backed militant group said. It named the commander as Sami Abdallah, also known as Abu Taleb, in a statement reporting his death.

The UN human rights office said Tuesday that both Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups may have committed war crimes in connection with a deadly raid by Israeli forces that freed four hostages and killed at least 274 Palestinians over the weekend.

Hamas said that one of its commanders in the occupied West Bank was killed in a clash with Israeli forces.


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