Israel government has convened tonight to weighout approval of Hamas ceasfire deal and release of hostages.
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar has laid out a condition to halt Israeli UAVs in the Gaza airspace for six hours on each day of the ceasefire in exchange for the release of some of the hostages under Hamas’s captivity.
According to emerging details, a partial hostage deal could include a pause in the Gaza war in exchange for a release of up to 80 out of over 239 people seized by Hamas during infiltration of southern Israel on October 7.
“I hope there will be good news soon.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said hours before the meeting as he met on Tuesday with soldiers of the 8101 Reserve Battalion.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a “truce agreement” was close in a statement.
One of Israel’s top priorities throughout Israel’s war against Hamas has been to create a deal to return the hostages back to Israel.
“The return of the captives is a sacred mission. We are deeply obligated to it and we deal with this matter every day. We will not cease our efforts until we have completed the mission,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
US President Joe Biden expressed optimism about a hostage deal.
“We’re now very close, very close. We could bring some of these hostages home very soon,” Biden told reporters in Washington.