Details of Israel-Hamas Deal Emerge

(Ha'aretz) Noa Landau - A deal negotiated between Israel and Hamas via Egyptian mediation, whose first stage went into effect on Wednesday, entails a commitment to rebuild Gaza's infrastructure and a prisoner swap to secure the release of Israeli civilians and soldiers' remains held by Hamas. The terms are essentially identical to those established after the 2014 war in Gaza. Israeli defense officials and the Prime Minister's Office refer to it as a return to the status quo before the escalation in tensions that began several months ago at the Gaza-Israel border.

2018-08-16 00:00:00

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