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Israel-Hamas war: what the truce proposal foresees

A new truce proposal between Israel and Hamas is on the table, and awaiting the response from the Palestinian Islamist movement. It contains several phases.

A new truce between Israel and Hamas has been reached. proposed, subject to conditions, on April 30. Hamas' response is still awaited, while the Israeli government affirmed that it would not expect a response after May 1. What does this trêve proposal contain ?

The agreement proposes a 40-day pause in fighting, while the two sides have been in deep disagreement since the first negotiations on the terms of the negotiations. ;a ceasefire. The Palestinian Islamist movement would like it to be permanent, which has always refused. Israelël. This truce would be accompanied by the release of certain hostages: women, children, the elderly or those who have problems health. Palestinian prisoners would also be released, around a hundred of them (who had been arrested by the Israeli authorities). The agreement provides for a ratio of one hostage to 20 prisoners. In total, 33 hostages would be returned, compared to the 40 initially requested by Israel. Concerning Palestinian prisoners who could be released, the Israeli authorities have revised their criteria. Some people convicted of blood crimes or terrorism could be released. 

A truce in several phases

The proposal also imagines a second phase in the truce, which this time would be 42 days. During this period, Israel demanded the release of all hostages, in exchange for the release of more Palestinian prisoners. Finally, a third part is proposed by Egypt: a lasting ceasefire. This phase calls for the remains of dead hostages to be returned, and Hamas must promise not to rebuild its military arsenal. Gaza will also need to be rebuilt, following a five-year reconstruction plan. 

According to the United States, the agreement is extraordinarily generous. quot; from Israel. But “Hamas probably no longer has enough hostages alive based on the criteria mentioned in the agreement,” according to David Rigoulet-Roze, associate researcher à the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (Iris), interviewed by Le Parisien. The duration of the truce is another blocking point, because the Prime Minister israé link, Benyamin Netanyahu, has numerous times affirmed; that he wanted to lead an assault on the city of Rafah, where took refuge more than a million Palestinians. An attack that he says he wishes "with or without agreement". 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116