Israel is interested in reaching an agreement on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for a period of 24 to 48 hours, the Voice of Russia reported.
According to the report, the proposal was made at indirect talks between Israeli representatives and Hamas, conducted in Cairo with Egyptian mediation.
A brief truce, according to Israel, would offer opportunities for discussing details of a complete ceasefire.
In comments on the issue, Israeli media note that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is inclined to agree with this proposal.
The last round of Cairo talks ended inconclusively, sources said, but the parties have expressed willingness to continue.
Meanwhile, the Israeli army continues to prepare for a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. About 40,000 reservists have been concentrated at the border with Gaza, in full alert and waiting for the political leadership's decision.