War Cabinet Okays Resumption of Stalled Truce Talks

Stand for Israel  |  May 23, 2024

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After the release of a hostage video on Wednesday evening, the war cabinet will begin to negotiate for hostage release again after being stalled, reports The Times of Israel:

The war cabinet approved the resumption of indirect talks with Hamas for the release of hostages early Thursday, with a source telling Hebrew media that the negotiating team was handed new guidelines to try and make an elusive breakthrough…

Ahead of the meeting, the Hostage Families Forum issued an urgent request to meet with the members of the war cabinet to discuss efforts to revive the hostage talks…

The request came after the families of hostages released harrowing footage showing the abduction of five female soldiers from the Nahal Oz base by Hamas terrorists on October 7, with some of the parents saying their goal in releasing the video was to wake up the country, and especially the leadership, to work more urgently to secure their release.