Israel: No Talks Until Hamas Gives List of Hostages

Israel told Egypt and Qatar that it won’t take part in another round of negotiations until Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists provide it with a list of hostages who are alive and a reasonable number of Palestinian prisoners to be released in exchange.

Israel and Hamas appear to be far from a deal, which reportedly includes a six-week pause in fighting in the Gaza Strip, and the release of about 40 Israeli hostages held by Hamas in exchange for 400 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. The pause also would allow for humanitarian aid to be delivered to Palestinians in Gaza.

Egypt and Qatar promised Israel that if it sent a delegation to Doha this week for talks on the humanitarian aspects of the deal, they would get answers from Hamas on which hostages are still alive and put pressure on the group to be flexible on the number of Palestinians prisoners it demands to be released, Axios reported Friday.

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