The source, who requested to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the issue, added, "It is expected that a leading delegation from Hamas will go to Cairo on Saturday evening to meet with Egyptian officials supervising the ceasefire negotiations and follow up on developments in the negotiations seeking to stop the aggression and war and the prisoner exchange deal."

He continued: "The delegation will deliver the movement's official response to the new Paris proposal."

There is talk of a six-week truce during which Hamas will release 42 Israeli women and children under the age of 18, in addition to the sick and elderly, at a rate of one hostage per day in exchange for the release of ten Palestinian detainees from Israeli prisons.

Hamas demands an increase in the number of aid trucks entering the Gaza Strip.

 Qatar, the United States, and Egypt are continuing mediation efforts between Israel and Hamas, seeking a truce before the start of Ramadan on March 10 or 11, which would allow the release of hostages held inside the Strip and the entry of more aid.

After he expressed his hope that the truce would enter into force early next week, US President Joe Biden said Thursday that the agreement would take longer, after dozens of Palestinians were killed while distributing aid in northern Gaza.

The war broke out on October 7 with an attack carried out by Hamas forces that stormed the border between Gaza and southern Israel, killing at least 1,160 people, most of them civilians, according to an Agence France-Presse count based on official Israeli data.

Israel responded by vowing to "eliminate" Hamas, and launched a bombing campaign in Gaza, followed by ground military operations on October 27, which have so far resulted in the deaths of 30,320 people, the majority of whom are women and children, according to the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip.