They are reportedly close to an agreement Israel and Hamas to be released hostages who were kidnapped on October 7, but negotiation he gets stuck in the details, because they may define the future of the conflict in Gaza
Overall the armed Palestinian organization is holding about 240 peoplewith the majority to be made up of citizenswhile among them there are military menabout 30 children and 20 workers from Thailand. Officials from both sides make it clear that the negotiations concern the liberation of civilians and not of the militarywith those in second place, due to the war.
THE Guardian cites AFP sources and states that the goal is to free nearly 50 hostages in exchange for a five-day ceasefire and important limitation of Israeli bombing.
At the same time, Hamas is reportedly asking for fuel in Gazabecause the hospitals are running out, but also to free Palestinian prisoners from prisons in Israel, in the majority of them minors, but also women with their children.
On the contrary, the Israel allegedly does not know what it wants because of its divided leadership. The army wants not to strengthen the opponent in any way, but the political leadership seeks the support of the Israeli people who turn their backs on the government and blame it for the current situation.
Information in the international media reports that after the outcry about the Middle East and the impasse looming on the horizon, the Netanyahu’s government reportedly wants the above agreement with Hamas, it is enough to show that Israel is the leader at the negotiating table.
Israel may claim it is not negotiating with Hamas, but it has negotiated hostage cases in the past. The New York Times they mention the case of the soldier Gilad Shalit who was kidnapped in 2006 and held for five years.
Then, Hamas released him because Israel released 1,000 Palestinianswith several convicted of deadly attacks against Israelis.
So it can be seen that the two sides can communicate and abide by any agreement they decide, so there is no reliability issue. Instead, the problem lies in “who will emerge victorious” in the eyes of public opinion from the negotiating table.
Hamas reportedly has several points because it has long called for a truce, even though it all started when all its allies made it clear they would not get involved in the war.
In the opposing camp, Benjamin Netanyahu he is said to be preparing the ground too. Speaking at a military base in northern Israel, he stressed to soldiers that “we are making progress. I don’t think it’s worth saying much, not even right now, but I hope so soon there will be good news».
However, the greater obstacle on the part of Israel – it is the party that has not yet agreed – it is said to be located at composition of the government of, because they participate far-right parties that reject negotiations. Yes, deputies of Otzma Yehudit taunted relatives of hostages in the Israeli parliament and particularly a father searching for his daughter, declaring “don’t talk about us wanting to kill Arabs”.
Source: News Beast
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