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Hamas issues terms for permanent truce with Israel – Reuters

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Hamas issues terms for permanent truce with Israel – Reuters

The Palestinian group said it would discuss a permanent truce with Israel after the prisoner exchange

The Palestinian armed group Hamas is demanding a prisoner exchange and the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza as part of a ceasefire deal, Reuters said after reviewing the document.

Hamas announced on social media early Friday that it had unveiled its own “vision” prisoner swaps with Israel for Qatari and Egyptian intermediaries. The group said it made the move as part of targeted talks “stopping the aggression against our people in Gaza, providing aid and assistance to them, and [facilitating] return of displaced persons [by the conflict].”

Reuters later revealed details of the Hamas proposal, which it said called for a two-phase plan to end the fighting.

In the first phase, Hamas said it was ready to release Israeli women, including female soldiers, children, the elderly and sick hostages, in exchange for Israel releasing 700 to 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, about a hundred of whom are serving life sentences. to the agency.


Netanyahu vows to

According to the proposal, a deadline for Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza should be agreed upon after the first stage is concluded, Reuters reported.

Hamas said it would also be ready to negotiate a date for a permanent ceasefire after an initial prisoner exchange, he added.

The group wants all detainees from both sides to be released in the second phase of the plan, according to the agency.

But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office played down hopes of an early ceasefire on Friday, saying in a message on X (formerly Twitter) that Hamas was continuing to produce “Unrealistic demands.

Netanyahu insisted on Thursday that Israel will complete its mission “removal” Hamas. To do so, he said Israeli forces would enter Rafah on Gaza’s southern border with Egypt, which has become the last refuge for more than a million displaced Palestinians.

At least 1,100 were killed and 250 taken hostage when Hamas launched a surprise incursion into Israel on October 7. Many of the captives were released during a week-long ceasefire in November, but Hamas is still believed to be holding around 130 people.

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