Hamas said to demand China, Russia and Turkey serve as guarantors for any hostage deal with Israel

Among the alterations to the proposed ceasefire and hostage release deal that Hamas has demanded is a stipulation that China, Russia and Turkey would serve as guarantors for any agreement it reaches with Israel, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

The demand, which Kan says was rejected by both the US and Israel, is said to be one of several changes made by Hamas to the proposal put forward by Israel last month and publicized by US President Joe Biden.

Other amendments included an updated timeline for the permanent ceasefire and withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza — including from Rafah and the Philadelphi corridor along the Egypt-Gaza border — according to an official from one of the mediating countries who requested anonymity.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said earlier on Saturday that some of the changes Hamas demanded were impractical and would not be accepted.

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