WP: Israel and Hamas Reach Tentative U.S.-Brokered Deal to Pause Conflict, Free Dozens of Hostages.

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    Israelis attend a rally calling for the release of Israelis held kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in Gaza at "Hostage Square" in Tel Aviv, November 18, 2023. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90

    WASHINGTON – Israel, the United States and Hamas have agreed to a tentative deal that would free dozens of women and children held hostage in Gaza, in exchange for a five-day pause in fighting. The Washington Post is reporting Saturday night.

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    The release, which could begin within the next several days — barring last-minute hitches — could lead to the first sustained pause in conflict in Gaza, according to people familiar with its provisions.


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    NYorker
    NYorker
    7 months ago

    There is still with whom to sit and talk to at Hamas, that’s awful

    Chaim
    Chaim
    7 months ago

    Oy

    NYorker
    NYorker
    7 months ago

    Make also part of the deal, to allow trucks with rockets, ammunition, missiles and other supplies to Hamas, and aid to help rebuild some of their tunnels

    Hmm
    Hmm
    7 months ago

    Dozens ???
    We need every. Single. One. Back !!!!

    L.david
    L.david
    7 months ago

    Terrible time. It’s not like hamas will honor it if they have a chance to kill a few Israelis

    Conservative Carl
    Conservative Carl
    7 months ago

    I hope Israel is being strategic about this pause. I know they know better than for this to be what it sounds like.

    A REAL YID
    A REAL YID
    7 months ago

    Hamas will reload. But maybe this will lead to something better for Israel.

    Liam K. Nuj
    Liam K. Nuj
    7 months ago

    Better little by little than all-or-nothing. Tofasto meruba, lo tofasto clal.
    To all those expressing outrage at this supposed agreements:
    How many of you have a close family being held hostage?
    <<>>
    Yeah, I thought so.

    Educated Archy
    Educated Archy
    7 months ago

    Bear in mind that at a certain point when Hamas gets too worn out they can cv”s say if we go down the hostages go down with us. They can just say they are a burden now and g-d forbid what happens to them next. It’s a balancing act. Push too little and they will demand the impossible . Push too much and they will just say forget about the hostages. I am scared that some were killed post Oct 7 already.

    Yutz
    Yutz
    7 months ago

    They really don’t have much of a choice, and have nothing to lose at this point. They weren’t getting to far, Shifa Hospital turned out to be a big disappointment and the end is nowhere in site. Besides a 5 day pause, will Israel have to free anyone?

    Jj friedman
    Jj friedman
    7 months ago

    In my view this so-called pause, is counterintuitive, to give time for Hamas to reconstitute.

    Avi
    Avi
    7 months ago

    “הלכה היא בידוע, שעשיו שונא ליעקב”
    Please remember, President Biden is not helping Israel out of love or concern for it, rather to be certain that the ground operation (which is so sorely needed) will be curtailed to a minimum.
    Think I’m exaggerating, read Professor Ezra Sohar’s book:
    A CONCUBINE IN THE MIDDLE EAST which describes the odd relationship between the United States and Israel and proves that since 1948, every time Israel was on the verge of victory, the US interfered and made sure it would not happen.
    (Publisher: Ariel Center for Policy Research, Original from the University of Michigan)
    ה’ ירחם על עמו

    sue
    sue
    7 months ago

    do we have a lot of choices? for every Jewish life that can be saved we must take the offer seriously without endangering our soldiers and our own safety. let us hope this can start an end to this dreadful suffering.

    Bernhard H. Rosenberg
    Bernhard H. Rosenberg
    7 months ago

    WH denies report that Israel, Hamas close to 5-day fighting pause to free dozens of hostages via US-brokered deal

    Bernhard H. Rosenberg
    Bernhard H. Rosenberg
    7 months ago

    U.S DENIES THIS. RABBI ROSENBERG

    Be- n here and there
    Be- n here and there
    7 months ago

    We ‘lay people’ have no way or clue to understandwhat is going on with the ‘pause’, the return of hostages, (halavei, Hashem please), or anything on a diplomatic level that anyone is doing or going to do. Either the Israeli government (at the highest levels) is corrupt and has some bizarre agenda, with chas v’sholom, the innocent hostages (civilians) being just used as pawns, or else, the Israeli government is in a total bahoola and confusion , just like we are. In case of the latter, may HKB”H have rachmonus and quickly come to save them there, and us here with the total yishua !

    Gersey
    Gersey
    7 months ago

    So Bibi tries to hold power for one more day, week, month. He has got to be held responsible as he appointed those incompetents to those positions only to form a coalition. Perhaps this is a warning from the RS”O what can happen here.

    Tembelim
    Tembelim
    7 months ago

    If Israel agrees to this outrage, they’ll deserve everything that comes after r”l. Who are they trying to impress?! Some transgender protesters holding free Palestine flags?! Rashida Tlaib?!