Israel and Hamas have reached a deal to allow more humanitarian aid into war-ravaged Gaza, according to Qatari mediators.
The mediators say that under a deal brokered by Qatar and France, medicines will be given to hostages held by Hamas, and in return, Israel will allow more basic supplies into Gaza.
After more than three months of Israeli bombardment and attacks, conditions in the territory are dire.
Under the deal, the humanitarian supplies will leave the Qatari capital, Doha, for Egypt on Wednesday. The aid will then be taken to Gaza, to be delivered to civilians, while medicines are to reach Israeli captives.
More than 132 hostages are thought to be still held in Gaza.