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Israel mulling whether to allow aid into Gaza in exchange for captives' release

The Israeli official announced that discussions are underway with the US regarding the provision of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, with the condition of securing the release of several captives held by the Palestinian group Hamas.

Anadolu Agency MIDDLE EAST
Published November 02,2023

Israel is in discussions with the US on allowing humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip in exchange for the release of several captives held by Palestinian group Hamas, an Israeli official said on Thursday.

This was reported by the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, citing an unnamed official.

Israel has prevented the entry of fuel and electricity into Gaza, while it has severely restricted the entry of water, food, and medicine since the start of the current ongoing conflict on Oct. 7.