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Israel cannot accept Hamas’s hostage deal

8 February 2024

12:34 AM

8 February 2024

12:34 AM

Following weeks of stagnation in the negotiations between Israel and Hamas over a deal for the release of Israeli hostages, Hamas has finally responded. Perhaps unsurprisingly though, the terms they have proposed are unacceptable to Israel.

Hamas is demanding a long ceasefire, lasting four-and-a-half months, that would lead to a permanent truce.

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