Israeli official: No decision on sending team to Cairo without proof Hamas ‘softened’ its stance

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Families of Israelis held in Hamas captivity protest calling for the government to find a solution to have the hostages released, outside IDF military headquarters in Tel Aviv, February 20, 2024. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Families of Israelis held in Hamas captivity protest calling for the government to find a solution to have the hostages released, outside IDF military headquarters in Tel Aviv, February 20, 2024. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

An Israeli official tells The Times of Israel that no decision has been made yet to send a delegation to Cairo for further talks on a hostage release deal.

Earlier today, a Saudi newspaper reported that an Israeli delegation would be in Cairo within hours.

The official says that Israel is being “cautious” and is waiting for proof that Hamas positions have softened before sending negotiators.

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