War cabinet said to unanimously approve new guidelines for hostage negotiators

The war cabinet unanimously approved new guidelines for Israeli negotiators in an effort to revive the talks on a hostage-for-truce deal with Hamas, the Walla new site reports, after the high-level forum convened last night.

The report doesn’t give any details on these guidelines, while a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said only that the war cabinet ordered the negotiating team “to continue negotiations for the return of the hostages.”

The meeting was held after the families of hostages released harrowing footage showing the abduction of five female soldiers from the Nahal Oz base by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023, with some of the parents saying their goal in releasing the video is to wake up the country, and especially the leadership, to work more urgently to secure their release.

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