Report: In concession, Israel may free 15 high-profile prisoners for female soldiers

The New York Times reports that Israel has made a significant concession in hostage talks talks with Hamas, indicating it would consider freeing 15 Palestinians convicted of serious terror charges and who have a high profile, in exchange for the return of five female soldiers held hostage by Hamas.

It cites two officials in the know, and says this willingness represents a new position by Jerusalem.

It is not clear whether this concession was part of the new framework proposal agreed upon in Paris and conveyed to Hamas. Israel and international mediators are awaiting Hamas’s response to the latest offer.

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