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Israel To Send Negotiators To Ceasefire Talks In Paris

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Wires reporting that, according to Israel's Army Radio, the Israeli cabinet has approved sending negotiators to Israel-Hamas ceasefire talks taking place in Paris, France tomorrow.

  • The decision appears a reversal of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's approach to previous rounds of multilateral talks. Netanyahu barred his team from presenting a position in talks earlier this month and declined from sending a delegation to talks in Egypt last week, citing unrealistic demands from Hamas.
  • A few moments ago White House NSC Spokesperson John Kirby told reporters that discussions today between White House Middle East Envoy Brett McGurk. Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and other senior Israeli officials, "are going well and constructive."
  • Axios reported earlier today: "The main sticking point between Israel and Hamas centers on differences over the number of Palestinian prisoners to be released and how the list will be determined for the first stage of what could be a three-phase deal."
  • The Paris talks are expected to include CIA Director Bills Burns and officials from Egypt and Qatar, representing Hamas.
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Wires reporting that, according to Israel's Army Radio, the Israeli cabinet has approved sending negotiators to Israel-Hamas ceasefire talks taking place in Paris, France tomorrow.

  • The decision appears a reversal of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's approach to previous rounds of multilateral talks. Netanyahu barred his team from presenting a position in talks earlier this month and declined from sending a delegation to talks in Egypt last week, citing unrealistic demands from Hamas.
  • A few moments ago White House NSC Spokesperson John Kirby told reporters that discussions today between White House Middle East Envoy Brett McGurk. Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and other senior Israeli officials, "are going well and constructive."
  • Axios reported earlier today: "The main sticking point between Israel and Hamas centers on differences over the number of Palestinian prisoners to be released and how the list will be determined for the first stage of what could be a three-phase deal."
  • The Paris talks are expected to include CIA Director Bills Burns and officials from Egypt and Qatar, representing Hamas.