Some cabinet ministers said considering opposing truce deal if not all hostages freed

Some senior cabinet ministers are considering opposing a hostages-for-truce deal currently negotiated because it will only include the release of some captives held by Hamas, not all of them, according to the Haaretz daily.

The newspaper reports that the unidentified ministers believe the next hostage agreement could be the last and that it would be even more difficult to reach a deal later, as it would include male soldiers, while noting the previous deal was implemented over four months ago.

The ministers also reportedly believe Israel will have a weaker hand in future talks, and are therefore willing to make significant concessions in the ongoing negotiations to secure the release of all the hostages.

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