How is the plight of Israeli captives affecting ceasefire-deal chances? | Israel-Palestine conflict

How is the plight of Israeli captives affecting ceasefire deal chances | Israel Palestine conflict
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The Israeli government is under pressure to secure the release of captives held in Gaza.

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Four captives have been brought back from Gaza and hundreds of Palestinians killed during a major Israeli military operation.

On the streets of Israel, many are celebrating – but also demanding that all remaining captives must be freed under a deal.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Israel next week for talks on a proposal for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and the exchange of captives for Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

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Can the negotiations succeed?

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And with the resignation of war cabinet member Benny Gantz, will Blinken have the support of the remaining members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government?

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Presenter: Laura Kyle

Guests:

Gershon Baskin – Middle East director of the International Communities Organization, an NGO

Muhammad Dahleh – Lawyer and founder of Muhammad Dahleh and Associates

Scott Lucas – Professor of international politics at the Clinton Institute, University College Dublin



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