A French media report states that a potential prisoner swap being negotiated could involve releasing 50-100 hostages in exchange for the liberation of 300 convicted terrorists, specifically targeting females or underage individuals.
The accompanying ceasefire in this proposed agreement is expected to last for five days.
Hamas terror leader Ismail Haniyeh informed Reuters that an imminent ceasefire agreement is on the horizon, and the organization has conveyed its response regarding the prisoner swap through Qatari intermediaries.
Azat a-Rishek, a member of Hamas’ political bureau abroad, clarified that the proposed ceasefire would be for a limited number of days, facilitating the entry of humanitarian aid into all areas of the Gaza Strip. In return, it involves the release of Israeli hostages and a “limited number” of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails.
A-Rishek emphasized to Al Jazeera that once the details of the ceasefire deal are finalized, they will be made public by Qatar.