Impact of Gaza ceasefire on humanitarian aid in Gaza

It has been reported that hopes for a Gaza ceasefire ahead of Ramadan are faltering due to demands from Israeli officials for clear answers from Hamas on key issues and the list of surviving Israeli hostages to be released. This potential deal could see about 40 Israeli hostages released in exchange for ten times as many Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails. However, the possibility of a new deal hinges on international pressure, with the US and other regional players pushing for a ceasefire to address dire humanitarian conditions in Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of people are facing famine. The US Vice-President, Kamala Harris, has called for an immediate ceasefire to get the hostages out and provide much-needed aid to the starving population in Gaza. The situation is also causing growing frustration within Washington, as the US government is emphasizing the need for urgent action to alleviate human suffering. Both Israel and Hamas are under pressure to reach an agreement, as domestic constituencies and international actors are urging for a resolution to the conflict. The potential impact of a ceasefire or lack thereof on the ground in Gaza could have far-reaching consequences, not only for the humanitarian situation but also for the political landscape in the region.