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Hamas chief rejects hostage deal compromise, demands Israel withdraw from Gaza

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Hamas leader-in-exile Ismail Haniyeh doubles down on requires for complete Israeli withdrawal from Gaza as ailment for hostage offer.

By David Rosenberg, Globe Israel Information

Hamas main Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday dominated out a compromise with Israel for a hostage deal, doubling down on the terror team&#8217s needs which Israel has currently ruled out.

Speaking in a televised handle marking Al-Quds Working day, Ismail Haniyeh, chairman of the Hamas politburo in exile in Qatar,  explained the terror group would not concur to a hostage deal with no the total withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza, the total return of Gazans to all parts of the Strip, an stop to the protection blockade of Gaza, expanded support permitted into the coastal enclave, and the reconstruction of Gaza.

“We are dedicated to our needs: the permanent ceasefire, extensive and complete withdrawal of the enemy out of the Gaza Strip, the return of all displaced people today to their households, permitting all help desired for our men and women in Gaza, rebuilding the Strip, lifting the blockade and accomplishing an honourable prisoner trade deal,” Haniyeh mentioned.

The terror main accused Israel of continuing to &#8220evade, resist&#8221 responding to Hamas&#8217 demands.

Israel has provided a six-7 days truce and the launch of hundreds of jailed terrorists, including a range of substantial-profile terrorists convicted of big offenses, in exchange for the release of approximately 40 Israeli captives held hostage in Gaza since October 7th.

There are a full of 134 Israeli hostages still in Gaza, nevertheless as lots of as fifty percent might no extended be alive, in accordance to an Israeli official who spoke with Ha&#8217aretz.

Israeli leaders, such as Key Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have consistently dominated out a lasting ceasefire and vowed to carried out the IDF&#8217s a lot-expected ground operation in Rafah, the past remaining Hamas stronghold in the Gaza Strip.

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