Report: Israeli officials say hostage negotiations are stalled

A billboard bearing portraits of Israeli hostages taken by Palestinian terrorists in the October 7 attack in southern Israel is displayed during a demonstration calling for their release, in Tel Aviv on November 15, 2023. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
A billboard bearing portraits of Israeli hostages taken by Palestinian terrorists in the October 7 attack in southern Israel is displayed during a demonstration calling for their release, in Tel Aviv on November 15, 2023. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

Israeli officials are cited as saying that negotiations to free the hostages held in Gaza are currently stalled.

In comments picked up by all the main TV networks, implying a coordinated leak, an unnamed Israeli official claims that military pressure is pushing Hamas toward making a deal.

The reports also imply that Israel is unwilling to compromise on its demand to free all the children being held in Gaza as well as their mothers.

Reports of a deal for a significant number of hostages have been circulating for more than a week but no captives have been released in close to a month.

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