PM to discuss reported US-Hamas deal with Blinken, welcomes ‘any attempt’ to free hostages

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Responding to an NBC News report that the United States is exploring the possibility of a deal with Hamas to free American hostages without Jerusalem’s involvement, the Prime Minister’s Office tells The Times of Israel that “Israel welcomes any attempt to free our hostages.”

An Israeli official adds that Netanyahu will discuss the plan in his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken this evening in Jerusalem.

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