Israel says Hamas has rejected hostage deal proposal

PM Netanyahu's office said in a statement that the rejection of the proposals showed that Hamas leader in Gaza did not want a deal

By Reuters

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Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

Published: Sun 14 Apr 2024, 10:37 AM

Hamas has rejected the latest proposal for a deal to return Israeli hostages and Israel will continue to pursue its objectives in Gaza "with full force", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement.

The statement said that the rejection of the proposals showed that Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, did not want a deal. The statement added that Hamas leader was trying to exploit tensions with Iran and bring about a regional escalation of the conflict.

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