Israel (bbabo.net) - At a meeting with representatives of the families of the abducted, Prime Minister Netanyahu mentioned the existence of an Israeli initiative to free the hostages, the details of which he did not intend to disclose. In the evening, Channel 13 correspondent Moria Asraf-Wolberg explained in the most general terms what kind of initiative we are talking about.
According to the report, Israel is ready to agree to the release of a “large number” of terrorists, including murderers, in exchange for the return of its citizens. The idea put forward by international mediators of implementing the deal in three or four stages, each of which will be accompanied by a long ceasefire in Gaza and the withdrawal of IDF forces from “certain areas,” is also accepted. The only thing Israel firmly insists on is that the plan should not contain any specific time frame for ending the war and no Israeli commitment to a complete withdrawal of troops.
Thus, Israel does not reject the plan proposed as a basis for negotiations by the United States, Egypt and Qatar, and is ready to de facto stop hostilities in Gaza to save its citizens - but officially the war must continue.
National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said today, not for the first time, that “the end of the war will be the end of the government.”