No progress in negotiations between Hamas and Israel, new talks on a break in fighting tomorrow

No progress in negotiations between Hamas and Israel, new talks on a break in fighting tomorrow
No progress in negotiations between Hamas and Israel, new talks on a break in fighting tomorrow
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Although Hamas said it went to Egypt with “a positive mindset” to reach an agreement, that agreement has not yet been reached, representatives of both parties reported.

The proposal currently on the table provides for the exchange of Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners and a temporary pause in fighting (the term is said to be 40 days).

According to an Israeli official – who wishes to remain anonymous – Hamas would put a stop to this by continuing to push for an end to the war in Gaza. “Reports that Israel has agreed to end the war as part of a prisoner swap deal or that Israel will allow mediation to ensure the war ends are false.”

The negotiations are led by the number 2 of Hamas’s political wing, Khalil al-Hayya. Mediators are: the US, Egypt and Qatar.

At the end of March, Israel left the negotiating table in Doha (Qatar) due to “unrealistic conditions”. Now, according to several media outlets, there was more hope as the US had assured Hamas that Israel would agree to a ceasefire once an agreement was reached.

A representative of the Palestinian extremist movement Hamas said “no progress” had been made in the talks. “Today’s negotiations are over and there will be a new round tomorrow.”

The article is in Dutch

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