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An Israeli delegation and one from Hamas in Cairo to discuss prisoner exchange deal

Several parties are working towards the success of these talks including the UN, Germany and Qatar.

Jerusalem24 –Yesterday evening, Tuesday, a delegation from Hamas and an Israeli delegation arrived in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to discuss the possibility of reaching a preliminary agreement on the broad lines of a prisoner exchange deal.

Anonymous sources told the Palestinian daily newspaper Al-Quds, that the Hamas delegation includes at least one military figure from the leadership of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the movement’s military wing, and has arrived from the Gaza Strip to the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

According to the sources, the leadership of the Egyptian intelligence service will hold separate meetings with the two delegations, noting that the Egyptian leadership at the political and security level is concerned with completing this file, which will contribute to reaching a deal that includes a comprehensive calm for several years. The sources indicated that the Egyptian efforts in this regard will continue despite the great obstacles and obstacles it faces, in light of the conditions of each party to reach an agreement on the exchange deal.

The sources also indicated that there are efforts from other parties, including the United Nations, Germany, as well as Qatar, for the success of these efforts, which aim to restore complete calm to Gaza and improve the economic situation there. Israeli sources confirmed, yesterday evening and this morning, that a delegation left Tel Aviv for Cairo yesterday, headed by Yaron Blum, the coordinator of the affairs of prisoners and missing persons, in order to discuss the possibility of reaching a deal.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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