Hamas Source to CNN: No Hostage Deal Without an End to Gaza War

By Yoni Weiss

Palestinians search for missing people under the rubble after an Israeli airstrike on a house belonging to the Abu Anza family, in the city of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on Sunday. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

The Hamas terror group insists that any hostage deal must be accompanied by Israel agreeing to end the war in Gaza, as stated by a Hamas source to CNN on Sunday afternoon.

Additionally, disagreements persist over the withdrawal of IDF troops from Gaza and the return of Gazan civilians to the northern Gaza Strip.

The terrorist group is also demanding the allowance of a specific amount of aid into both the southern and northern Strip as a condition for reaching a deal, according to the official.

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