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Israel said to have offered concessions to Hamas on prisoner swap deal

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Published: 18 December 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

But a Lebanese newspaper says Hamas has rejected the proposal

Israel said to have offered concessions to Hamas on prisoner swap deal (Jerusalem Post)
An unnamed senior Hamas official said, “the ball is now back in the Israeli court.”

Hamas rejects Israeli prisoner exchange proposal, Lebanese newspaper reports (Haaretz)
According to the Al Akhbar daily, Hamas demanded a swap of prisoners in two stages, with release of the Israeli civilians being deferred to the second stage

Israel-Hamas contacts advance on prisoner exchange (Al-Monitor)
Contradicting reports have emerged about talks for an Israel-Hamas prisoner-exchange deal after an Egyptian delegation visited Gaza last week.


Hamas prisoners elect leadership behind bars (Al-Monitor)
Despite being locked away in Israeli prisons, Hamas members elect a new leadership body every two years that wields great influence within the movement and participates in its major decisions

Photo: Israelis Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu and Hisham Al-Sayed being held by Hamas in Gaza (Facebook)

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