Hamas said on Saturday that no date has been set for the launching of indirect negotiations with Israel concerning a permanent cease-fire.

The announcement came in response to reports that suggested that the negotiations were scheduled to begin this week.

Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzouk, who is currently visiting the Gaza Strip, said that his movement was waiting for an invitation from Egypt to begin the negotiations.

Abu Marzouk told reporters at Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital said that as of now no date has been set for the launching of the indirect negotiations with Israel.

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