Israel is hopeful that a significant number of hostages could be released by Hamas 'in coming days,' Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Herzog said. A deal to secure the release of some of the hostages held in Gaza is closer than ever, a White House official said. The deal would likely include an extended pause in the fighting and allow for the distribution of humanitarian assistance in Gaza. However, sensitive negotiations like this can fall apart at the last minute.
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