War cabinet convenes tonight in bid to revive hostage talks

File - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convenes a meeting of the war cabinet in Tel Aviv, early morning on April 14, 2024. (Courtesy)
File - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convenes a meeting of the war cabinet in Tel Aviv, early morning on April 14, 2024. (Courtesy)

The high-level war cabinet will gather tonight, with the ongoing impasse in the hostage talks at the top of the agenda.

The Israeli hostage negotiating team is pushing to receive a new mandate from the war cabinet to renew negotiations based off the previous proposal, following amendments by Israel and Hamas.

The fundamental difference between the sides remains Israel’s desire to only accept a temporary ceasefire and Hamas’s prime demand for a permanent end to the war.

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