Reports yesterday as to a Truce reached between Hamas and Israel, it seems, were greatly exaggerated. The terrorist organization has formally denied reaching any deal with Israel.
But so far reports that the two sides are at least talking about one have not been denied. In fact, both Israel and Hamas have acknowledged that they have been talking through intermediaries since the end of last summer’s Gaza conflict.
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“There has been indirect contact between Israel and Hamas, messages passed via Arab channels as well as through European and Turkish sources, ” one of the sources told AFP.
On Tuesday Jewish Business News reported confirmation that senior Hamas officials had gone to Qatar to discuss the possibility of a five year long truce with Israel that would see the lifting of the long time Gaza embargo.
If the truce succeeds, then Hamas will be able to move forward with its plans for a new port in Gaza as well as a new airport.
The biggest gain for Israel in any deal would be a counter to the BDS. If Israel agrees to open its blockade of Gaza then it would deprive the boycott Israel movement of its strongest piece of propaganda against the country.