CIA director William Burns, Mossad chief David Barnea and Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met Egyptian officials in Cairo Tuesday "to discuss a truce in Gaza", Egyptian media reported.

Al-Qahera News, which has links to Egyptian intelligence, reported the "quartet meeting" as international pressure grows for a truce between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas.

The Israeli spy agency said Tuesday it was evaluating Hamas's response to a proposed deal to halt fighting in the Gaza Strip, where health officials say more than 28,000 people have been killed.