Israel offers Hamas a two-month ceasefire in return for the release of all hostages

Israel offered Hamas two months of ceasefire in return for the release of all hostages and the release of Palestinian prisoners in a phased processaccording to the American portal Axios.

According to two Israeli sources cited by the portal, the offer was passed on to Hamas through intermediaries from Qatar and Egypt. This includes the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the main population centers in the Gaza Strip and the return of the displaced people to the north of the Palestinian enclave.

The proposal was approved ten days ago by the Council of Security Ministers of the Israeli government, according to sources who expressed some optimism about the possibilities of concluding an agreement on this basis.

The first The phase includes the discharge of all women, men over 60 years of age and seriously ill patients. In subsequent phases, all military personnel, non-military men under the age of 60, and finally all military personnel and corpses held by Palestinian militias would be gradually released.

Israel and Hamas must agree at each stage on how many Palestinian prisoners should be released and then negotiate their names, emphasizing that under no circumstances will all of the 6,000 Palestinians imprisoned in Israel be released.

The sources consulted highlighted that Israel is ready for this We will release a significant number of prisoners to achieve this agreement and that military operations in Gaza following the end of the ceasefire will be significantly reduced in scale and intensity if fully implemented.

It is estimated that there are still about 130 hostages in the Gaza Strip out of the more than 240 taken in the October 7 attack by Gaza militias on Israeli territory. Israel accuses Hamas of committing war crimes, torture, rape and mutilation, which Hamas denies.

The Israeli response was a military offensive against the Gaza Strip According to the Palestinian tally, more than 25,000 people have died, more than half of them civilians. One hundred of those abducted were released during the seven-day ceasefire in November in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.

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