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Israel is studying a new ceasefire proposal from Hamas

Israel is studying a new ceasefire proposal from Hamas

The Israeli authorities are studying the new proposal of the Hamas movement regarding a truce in the Gaza Strip and the exchange of hostages. What it contains

A ceasefire for four and a half months It includes – among other things – Hamas's proposal to Israel, four months after the start of the war in Gaza.

Hamas' plan includes the release of all Israeli hostages, the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza, and Reaching an agreement to end the war.

Hamas' proposal comes amid the largest diplomatic push yet for a long-term cessation of hostilities, but Israel has yet to respond publicly.

The three stages of the proposal

Draft Hamas counter-proposal, according to Reuterspridect Three truce phases, each lasting 45 days. The militants are scheduled to exchange the remaining hostages they took when hostilities began on October 7 for Palestinian prisoners. The Gaza reconstruction process will begin, Israeli forces will withdraw completely, and deaths will be exchanged.

According to the document, within 45 days of the first phase, all Israeli hostages were detained. Boys under 19, the elderly and the sick will be releasedIn exchange for the release of Palestinian women and children from Israeli prisons. Israel will also withdraw its forces from populated areas during the first phase.

The implementation of the second phase will not begin until the two sides reach “indirect talks on the requirements necessary to end mutual military operations and return to complete calm.” The second phase will include the release of the remaining hostages and “the withdrawal of Israeli forces outside the borders of all areas of the Gaza Strip.”

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The third phase will relate to the bodies that will be exchanged and increasing the flow of food and other aid to Palestinian civilians who are being bombed. It faces famine and a major shortage of basic products.

a A high-ranking Israeli official He said that some of Hamas' demands regarding a new deal to release the hostages could not be met, according to Israeli TV's Channel 13.

According to the same source, the unnamed official said this The Israeli authorities will discuss whether to reject Hamas' proposal completely Or whether they will ask for alternative terminology.

At the same time, this was stated by the government representative Israeli officials are conducting a comprehensive investigation The new proposal for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

He added: “We have been informed of the matter by the Qatari negotiators. We are looking forward to that. Mossad is carefully studying what was presented to us.”Spokesman Avi Heyman told reporters.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to hold a press conference at 19:30 Greek time, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office.