Israel-Gaza War, Hostage Deal

War and extended cabinets to convene to discuss hostage deal negotiations and Rafah plans

After a cabinet meeting was suddenly cancelled at the last minute, the war and extended cabinets are now on to meet Thursday to discuss Israel's options going forward.

Israeli cabinet. (Photo: Kobi Gideon, Government Press Office)

The war cabinet and the extended cabinet will convene one after the other tonight (Thursday), likely to discuss the hostage negotiations and the question of Rafah. This decision comes after the most recent convening of the cabinets was suddenly cancelled, likely due to the expected arrival of Anthony Blinken in Israel and Minister Gantz's injury that day.

It has now been announced that the war cabinet will convene at 6:30 PM, with the extended cabinet convening immediately afterward at 8:30 PM.

The two cabinets are expected to discuss the negotiations over a hostage deal with Hamas, based on the conditions now on the table. Operational plans to enter Rafah are also expected to be discussed, given the increasingly weakening Israeli bargaining position vis-a-vis Hamas.

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