Hostage Deal

Israel-Gaza War, Polls
Channel 14 poll: 81% of Israelis think Biden is pushing a ceasefire agreement to win reelection

Just 13% believe the President's efforts to secure a deal are motivated by a desire to protect Israeli security.

Avi Woolf | 09.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostage Deal

Report: Cairo hostage negotiations suspended

The global media reports that the Israel and Hamas delegations, as well as the head of the CIA have all left Cairo.

Yair Amar, JFeed Staff | 09.05.24

Hostage Crisis

Former hostage pleas for fellow captives: They can't do basic things like shower and wash themselves

A former hostage reveals what life in Hamas captivity is like - and why she won't rest until all the captives come home.

Eitan Divinsky, JFeed Staff | 08.05.24

Hostage Crisis, Poll

Majority of Israelis: Netanyahu prefers political survival to hostage deal

A new survey shows that a majority of the public thinks that Netanyahu's political survival is more important to him than the release of hostages. 

JFeed Staff | 08.05.24

Hostage Crisis

Hostage freed from Hamas: "I will carry these scars for the rest of my life"

At the screening of the documentary "Screams Before Silence" at the President's residence, former abductee Amit Soussana called for the release of other hostages: "No one can really begin to understand."

JFeed Staff | 08.05.24

Hostage Crisis

Report: US didn't reveal details of hostage deal to Israel

Israeli officials are said to be "suspicious" that the US provided Hamas guarantees that the the IDF would withdraw from Gaza following a hostage return.

Eitan Divinsky, JFeed Staff | 07.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, US-Israel Relations

Biden to Netanyahu: Reopen Kerem Shalom to humanitarian aid

The President made this demand and others in a half-hour long conversation discussion humanitarian aid and the emerging operation in Rafah.

Avi Woolf | 06.05.24

Hostage Crisis

Egyptian official: Hamas  attack on humanitarian convoy nixed the deal

A senior Egyptian official involved in negotiations blames the Hamas attack on the Kerem Shalom crossing and says that it led the negotiations to a dead end. 

JFeed Staff | 06.05.24

Hostage Crisis

Negotiations about to collapse: CIA head makes his way to Qatar

CIA Director William Burns will soon take an emergency flight directly to Doha after Hamas announced that they would leave the negotiations in Egypt and return Qatar.

Yair Amar, JFeed Staff | 05.05.24

Hostage Crisis

Senior Hamas official: The talks are over

A senior official in the terrorist organization announced that negotiations that took place in Cairo have come to an end, and that members of the organization will leave Egypt.

Yair Amar, JFeed Staff | 05.05.24

Hostage Crisis

Hamas: Netanyahu stalling due to "personal reasons" 

A source familiar with the situation claims that publications regarding problems with specific clauses of the agreement are inaccurate and that there is positive progress in the talks.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 05.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Bezalel Smotrich

Smotrich against Netanyahu: "We will not allow you to surrender" 

During a demonstration of bereaved families on behalf of the "Hope Forum," Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, demanded that Netanyahu: "Take Rafah now" and not "Give in to a losing deal."

Chani Edri, JFeed Staff | 05.05.24

Binyamin Netanyahu, Hostage Deal

Netanyahu to war cabinet: False leaks to the press harm efforts to free the hostages

The Prime Minister also said that if anyone on the hostage negotiation teams can't bring themselves to heed the instructions of the government and instead leak to the press - "they should do the right thing and not be here."

Avi Woolf | 21.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostages

Opposition Leader Lapid to Blinken: "We will not rest until the hostages return home"

Lapid told Blinken that "all Israeli citizens are united round the call to return the hostages."

Bentzi Rubin, Uriel Be'eri, JFeed Staff | 08.04.24

Israel-Gaza War

Gallant to new recruits: "We will also reach Rafah"

Regarding a possible hostage deal, the Defense Minister said "there's another side that needs to agree."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 08.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, US-Israel Relations

Report: Difficult conversation between Netanyahu and Biden

According to the White House, Biden called for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire to stabilize the situation for Gazan civilians.

JFeed Staff | 04.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostage Deal

IDF Chief of Staff: A hostage deal will only come from stronger pressure, and we will press as much as we need to

Halevi said the IDF was constantly making progress: "Another battalion dismantled, another commander killed, more destroyed infrastructure - this is the way to bring about pressure which ultimately frees the hostages."

Avi Woolf | 03.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Northern Front, Hostage Deal

Gallant asks Netanyahu to get ISA to investigate leaks related to the northern front and hostage deal negotiations

The Defense Minister made the irregular request on the grounds that the leaks "serve Hamas."

JFeed Staff | 02.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostage Deal

Mossad Director heads to Qatar for negotiations

The Prime Minister's Office announced that an Israeli delegation, headed by Mossad Director Dedi Barnea, would meet with the CIA Director, Qatari Prime Minister, and the Egyptian Intelligence Director with the aim of advancing a hostage deal.

Bentzi Rubin, Uriel Be'eri, JFeed Staff | 21.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostage Deal

Israel threatens to launch Rafah operation even before Ramadan ends if negotiations fail

According to Israeli sources, there is no real progress being made in negotiations for a hostage deal.

JFeed Staff | 16.03.24