‘Significant progress’ reported in talks for Israel-Hamas prisoner swap

The Al-Arabiya news website reports “significant progress” in negotiations between Israel and the Hamas terror group regarding a potential prisoner swap deal, citing Palestinian sources.

Hamas leaders have reportedly agreed with Egyptian authorities on understandings, some of which relate to talks of a swap that would see Palestinian security prisoners freed in exchange for Israeli civilians and bodies of soldiers held in Gaza.

There is no immediate confirmation from Israeli or Egyptian sources.

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