10-to-1 prisoners for hostages deal on table, but Israel needs more info - Media

10-to-1 prisoners for hostages deal on table, but Israel needs more info - Media
# 21 December 2023 13:24 (UTC +04:00)

Lebanese news outlet al-Akhbar reports that a proposal for a deal is being pursued to release 10 Palestinian prisoners for each Israeli hostage freed from Gaza, though Israel is conditioning its acceptance of the formula on who is included in the roster of inmates it would be expected to let go, APA reports citing the Times of Israel.

According to the news site, citing Egyptian sources, Cairo has asked Hamas for a status update regarding the 40 hostages that Israel wants out first, including women, the elderly and the infirm.

The site, which is thought to have links to Hezbollah, also reports that US mediators told Qatar they are putting pressure on Israel for a longer truce than the one-week break that took place at the end of November, including a prisoner/hostage exchange and the entry of large amounts of aid.

However, disagreements remain regarding the deployment of troops inside Gaza during the truce, according to the report.

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