Egypt and Qatar played an important role in reaching a truce between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Earlier Tuesday, the heads of Israel's Mossad and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) met with the Qatari prime minister in Doha.

Reuters reported that the meeting was aimed at "building on progress on the agreement to extend the humanitarian truce between Israel and Hamas, and to start further discussions on the next phase of a possible agreement."

It said the outcome of the talks, which were attended by Egyptian officials, was not yet clear.

Mossad chief David Barnia, CIA chief William Burns and Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met a day after Qatar announced a two-day extension of the original truce agreement, which was due to expire in Gaza on Monday night.

Several political leaders from Hamas are in Qatar, which is leading the negotiations between the group and Israel.

The truce gave Gaza the first pause in Israel's seven-week bombardment, following Hamas's attack on southern Israel on Oct. 7.