Israel is awaiting a response from Hamas after presenting a new proposal for an exchange deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said an Israeli negotiating team with mediators in Cairo had crystallized a new proposal to be presented to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).

Netanyahu's office said that “within the framework of the talks, with Egypt's constructive mediation, the mediators developed a revised proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of prisoners.” He added that Israel expects mediators to put more pressure on Hamas to reach an agreement.

Earlier, Israel announced that a delegation negotiating a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas would return from the Egyptian capital today.

The Israel Broadcasting Corporation quoted a knowledgeable official as saying that his revised plan included Israeli flexibility regarding the return of displaced Palestinians to their homes in the northern Gaza Strip.

Return of the negotiating team

Israeli Channel 12 reported that – last Friday – the prime minister agreed to allow the negotiating team to return to Doha to continue indirect discussions with Hamas on a prisoner and prisoner exchange deal.

The Israeli Prime Minister's Office explained that Netanyahu ordered the heads of the Israeli intelligence service (Mossad) and the Israeli Internal Security Service (Shin Bet) to travel to Doha and Cairo to resume negotiations.

The developments coincided with thousands of Israelis continuing to demonstrate near the government headquarters and in front of the Knesset headquarters in the occupied city of Jerusalem, demanding the return of prisoners, an exchange deal with Hamas, and the ousting of the government. To the point of burning the country in their threats.

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