War between Hamas and Israel: release of hostages, the “final details” are “the most difficult”, recalls a researcher associated with IRIS
War between Hamas and Israel: release of hostages, the “final details” are “the most difficult”, recalls a researcher associated with IRIS – (Franceinfo)
Monday, November 20, the question of the release of Israeli hostages is on everyone’s mind in Israel. We take stock of the situation with the guests of 19/20 info, David Rigoulet-Raze and Eléonore Weil.
Monday, November 20, negotiations for the release of Israeli hostages accelerate. Hamas and Israel remain very discreet on this subject. What are the difficulties? David Rigoulet-Raze, associate researcher at IRIS and specialist in the Middle East, recalls that it is not Hamas which “holds all the hostages”. Some of the hostages are being held by other groups, including Islamic Jihad. Consequently, the question arises of drawing up an exhaustive list of victims.
According to David Rigoulet-Raze, in addition to the technical difficulties, there are also “principled obstacles on the names of the hostages, on their identity and on the famous counterpart of a cease-fire”. Qatar announced on Sunday that only “very minor obstacles”. The specialist assures that the country is putting “a lot of his credit at stake”. He recalls that the “final details” are “the most difficult”.
Live from Israel, Eléonore Weil, journalist for Haaretz, ensures that “everyone is in front of their television”. The media are talking about the possibility of an agreement, but “with many doubts and many fears”, specifies the journalist. She recalls that it would be “around fifty hostages against 150 released Palestinian prisoners, women and minors, and five days of ceasefire”. This last point raises questions. According to Eléonore Weil, “Israel would be ready to give three days of ceasefire”. The country fears that Hamas will take advantage of this agreement to extend this period.