Hamas Responds to Proposed Deal, Demands End to War; At Least 32 Hostages Dead

Hamas Responds to Proposed Deal, Demands End to War; At Least 32 Hostages Dead


The Palestinian Hamas terrorist organization responded Tuesday to proposals to release at least some of the 136 Israeli hostages still in captivity in exchange for a pause in fighting, demanding an end to the war and the release of more Palestinian terrorists.

Hamas is negotiating with Israel through Egypt and Qatar as intermediaries, with the U.S. playing a role in guiding proposals.

The U.S. is known to favor a temporary ceasefire that can be made permanent — a position oddly close to that of Hamas.

Though the precise details of Hamas’s reply were not yet known as of Tuesday evening, the Times of Israel reported that Hamas was demanding a permanent ceasefire — a demand Israel has rejected, though the Biden administration also

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