US says Israel has agreed to the framework for a Gaza cease-fire. Hamas must now decide

March 03, 2024

A deal would likely allow aid to reach hundreds of thousands of desperate Palestinians in northern Gaza who aid officials worry are under threat of famine. Officials from Israel and from Hamas did not immediately respond to requests for comment. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)Israel’s air, sea and ground offensive has reduced much of densely populated northern Gaza to rubble. Palestinians wounded in an Israeli strike while waiting for humanitarian aid on the beach in Gaza City are treated in Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. The Israeli military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.