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Hamas leader in Cairo for talks as pressure for Gaza truce mounts

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The leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, arrives in Cairo for talks on a fresh ceasefire in Gaza.Israeli President Isaac Herzog has said his country was ready for another humanitarian pause.

Efforts to get a United Nations Security Council ceasefire motion are set to resume after Tuesday’s vote was delayed.The US says it is working with other members on the text, but it has vetoed previous resolutions.Aid agencies have voiced anger and frustration over the continued plight of civilians in Gaza ahead of the vote.

Hamas broke through Israel’s heavily guarded perimeter on 7 October, killing 1,200 people and taking 240 hostages – some of whom were released during a brief truce. Nearly 20,000 people are now reported to have been killed and more than 52,000 injured in Gaza since the start of the war.