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Opportunity in Gaza

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Gaza Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar’s statement that Hamas is willing to offer easier terms in negotiations with Israel for the return of missing and captive Israelis, still does not ensure a successful conclusion to the affair. Sinwar has so far given no details as to what concessions he intends to make and what his red lines are. But it seems that Hamas is now prepared to separate a general ceasefire agreement from a prisoner swap, and in return for the release of women, elderly and sick prisoners held by Israel, he would agree to convey information about missing and captive Israelis in Gaza.

If such a deal does come about, the next stage would be for Hamas to........

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