8 Feb 2024

Blinken in Israel to negotiate truce deal

From Morning Report, 6:07 am on 8 February 2024

The United States' top diplomat has sat down with Israeli and Palestinian officials as he continues efforts to negotiate a ceasefire in Gaza.

Antony Blinken has already visited Egypt and Qatar to speak with the mediators of a potential truce deal.

Last week, a proposal was put forward with a detailed framework for a new ceasefire and hostage release deal with Israel.

Details have emerged of Hamas' response to the US-backed deal, where they are asking for a multi-phase approach to the release of hostages and a mutual cessation of hostilities.

CNN International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson spoke to Corin Dann.