Protests outside home of war cabinet minister Gantz demand captive deal or gov’t change



Fri, 26 Apr 2024 - 03:36 GMT


Fri, 26 Apr 2024 - 03:36 GMT

CAIRO – 26 April 2024: A large number of demonstrators have assembled outside the residence of war cabinet minister Benny Gantz in the city of Rosh Ha'ayin, demanding the replacement of the Israeli government.

The protesters, including families of captives held by Hamas since October 7, displayed signs stating, “If there's no [hostage] deal, step down from the government.”

This comes while an Egyptian security delegation arrived in Tel Aviv on Friday to discuss a comprehensive framework for a ceasefire in Gaza, including a prisoner swap deal.

The delegation includes a group of specialists in the Palestinian file, a high-level source said.

According to media reports citing officials, the Egyptian delegation aims to engage in talks on brokering a truce agreement between Hamas and Israel.

The discussions will primarily focus on the potential exchange of some captives held by Hamas in Gaza for Palestinian prisoners, media cited an Egyptian official as saying.

The delegation will also discuss the return of a significant number of displaced Palestinians to northern Gaza.

The talks will then hopefully continue with the aim of bringing an end to the ongoing war, said the source.

The mediator's efforts will aim to find solutions that address the main demands of both parties, he added.



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