Netanyahu Meets Egyptian Intelligence Chief, Demands Return of Captives in Gaza

(Times of Israel) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded the return of Israeli captives being held in Gaza in a meeting with the head of Egypt's intelligence services, Abbas Kamel, on Sunday in Jerusalem. The talks centered on shoring up the truce with Hamas in Gaza. Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi told his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, in Cairo that Israel would not allow Gaza reconstruction to move ahead without the return of two civilians and the remains of two soldiers held in Gaza. "We will not allow a situation in which the rehabilitation of Gaza will allow Hamas to rebuild its terror capabilities and without solving the issue of returning the captives and missing held by the Hamas terror group," Ashkenazi said. Ashkenazi's visit to Cairo was the first by an Israeli foreign minister since 2008.

2021-05-31 00:00:00

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