Israel-Gaza War, Hostage Deal

Shas announces full-throated support for hostage deal

While Smotrich and Ben Gvir's parties oppose the deal and Likud is divided, Aryeh Deri's Shas announced complete support for a deal, saying it fulfills the commandment of redeeming captives.

Shas leader Aryeh Deri. (Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

As Israel continues to debate the parameters of a proposed hostage deal with Hamas and with Smotrich and Ben Gvir's parties threatening to leave the coalition if a deal goes forward, Aryeh Deri's Shas party announced today (Tuesday) that it will give the Israeli proposal "full support."

In the statement, Shas said that "Shas supports the proposal and supports the Prime Minister and war cabinet to stand up against all pressures, to bring the deal to a conclusion and save the lives of many of our brothers and sisters who are in distress and captivity."

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