IDF officer said to discuss future of ‘Philadelphi Route’ during talks in Egypt

A senior IDF officer has returned from Egypt after holding talks relating to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip, Channel 13 news reports.

Citing unnamed senior security figures, the network says the discussions dealt with increasing humanitarian aid into Gaza and the future of the Philidelphi Route, which runs along border between the Strip and Egypt.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last month that once the war in Gaza is over, Israel will retain security control of the enclave’s territory along the border with Egypt to prevent weapons from being smuggled through tunnels into the Strip.

The report further says that efforts to increase aid for Gaza were the most significant focus of the talks, while quoting the senior Israeli officials saying there’s been no breakthrough on a new agreement to release hostages being held by Hamas terrorists.

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