Hamas accepts US proposal on talks over Israeli hostages, Hamas source says

Israeli tanks manoeuvre near the border after entering Israel from Gaza, amid the Israel-Hamas conflict Thursday as seen from Israel. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo)

Hamas has accepted a U.S. proposal to begin talks on releasing Israeli hostages, including soldiers and men, 16 days after the first phase of an agreement aimed at ending the Gaza war, a senior Hamas source told Reuters on Saturday.