Israeli believed held by Hamas in Gaza
Clockwise from top left: Fallen soldier Hadar Goldin, fallen soldier Oron Shaul, Hisham al-Sayed and Avera Mengistu are believed in Hamas custody in Gaza
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Clockwise from top left: Fallen soldier Hadar Goldin, fallen soldier Oron Shaul, Hisham al-Sayed and Avera Mengistu are believed in Hamas custody in Gaza

Palestinian sources: Israel passed Hamas new prisoner swap outline

According to Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, the outline does not meet the conditions previously demanded by Hamas that would lead to the start of negotiations on the issue

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Published: 07.09.20 , 17:14
Israel has passed to Hamas a new outline for a prisoner swap, Palestinian sources familiar with the issue confirmed to Ynet on Thursday.
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  • The outline was passed to the terror group via a third-party mediator, the sources said.
    Israeli believed held by Hamas in Gaza Israeli believed held by Hamas in Gaza
    Clockwise from top left: Fallen soldier Hadar Goldin, fallen soldier Oron Shaul, Hisham al-Sayed and Avera Mengistu are believed in Hamas custody in Gaza
    (Photo: Archive)
    According to Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, the outline does not meet the conditions previously demanded by Hamas that would lead to the start of negotiations on the issue.
    Hamas, which rules Gaza, is holding the bodies of two IDF soldiers who fell in the 2014 war and two captive Israelis who entered the coastal enclave of their own volition.
    Hamas said last week that the ball was in Israel's court regarding a prisoner swap after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated his readiness to consider the issue.
    יחיא סינואריחיא סינואר
    Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar
    (Photo: AP)
    "The initiative by [Hamas leader] Yahya Sinwar regarding the captive Israeli soldiers is an exchange for a number of elderly prisoners, women, the sick and children," the group said.
    "The ball is in the Israeli government's court and it is up to them to take steps."
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