The Israeli military, which continues to attack the Palestinian Gaza Strip, is expanding its ground operations in the south, where many people have fled, and the death toll on the Palestinian side since the start of the attack is approaching 25,000.

Under these circumstances, British media has reported that Arab countries are formulating a new plan for a ceasefire and the release of hostages, and the focus is on whether this will lead to full-scale negotiations with the Israeli side.

On the 18th, the Israeli military announced that it had expanded its ground operations in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip further south, killing dozens of fighters from the Islamic group Hamas.

Additionally, Hamas claims to be based in Nasser Hospital in the city, but the international NGO Médecins Sans Frontières, which operates in the hospital, claims that many people who have been forced to live as refugees due to the fighting in the area are Civilians have been killed and injured and medical treatment is not available, calling it a ``tragic situation'' and calling for an end to the fighting.

Health authorities in the Gaza Strip say 172 new deaths have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 24,620.

Under these circumstances, the British economic newspaper Financial Times reported on the 18th that Arab countries are formulating a new plan for a ceasefire.

The article quotes government officials from Arab countries as saying that Saudi Arabia and other countries are prepared to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel if Israel agrees to the process of establishing a Palestinian state.

As part of this framework, Japan will achieve a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and release hostages held by Hamas.

Arab countries have already discussed this idea with Western countries and are hoping to present it to the Israeli side within a few weeks, so the focus is on whether it will lead to full-scale negotiations.