The first avenues of a possible new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas

This is still only a rumor, so it should be taken with some caution: in Israel, there is talk of a new agreement for a ceasefire in the war with Hamas.

A truce in these fighting which has lasted for four and a half months and which would allow the release of hostages as well as Palestinian detainees.

A woman carrying the portrait of a hostage held in Gaza by Hamas, February 24, 2024 in Tel Aviv.

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With our correspondent in Jerusalem


Michel Paul

For now, we must be cautiously optimistic about this draft agreement.

The objective is a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

This would begin at the same time as Ramadan, in a little less than two weeks from February 25.

According to the Israeli delegation, the head of Mossad (the Israeli foreign intelligence service) and that of the Shin Bet (the Israeli internal intelligence service), returning

from talks held in Paris

, progress is significant.

According to several consistent sources, the new agreement would include a six-week truce: one day per released hostage.

It would involve the release of

35 to 40 hostages

in exchange for 200 to 300 Palestinian detainees, according to a key of 1:10 on average, or three times more than during the previous agreement which dates back to November.

Also read: Israel-Hamas war: Gazans dream, without believing in it, of a ceasefire

It remains to be refined, still according to these sources, the essential details of this agreement: the identity of the hostages who can be released, the presence or not of Israeli military prisoners, the list of Palestinian detainees according to the reasons for incarceration... Without forgetting the conditions of the ceasefire, and in particular the redeployment of Israeli forces during its duration.

In the coming days, the negotiations will continue, this time in Qatar.

For the Israelis, everything now depends on Hamas.

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