/ israel-hamas-deal · 2 months ago·

The main terms of the draft deal, as reported by Reuters, are as follows:

- Ceasefire: Both sides would stop all military operations. Israel would move its troops away from densely populated areas and halt drone surveillance for eight hours every day.
- Hostage release: Hamas would release 40 Israeli hostages. Those set to be released include women, children, and young adults under 19 years of age, people over 50, and the sick. Men of military age would not be covered in this deal.
- Prisoner release: In return, Israel would release 400 prisoners, in a ratio of 10 for every freed hostage. This ratio is much higher than under the last ceasefire deal, when three prisoners were released for every freed hostage.
- Aid and reconstruction: Israel would allow 500 trucks a day of humanitarian aid into Gaza, along with 200,000 tents and 60,000 caravans to house the displaced.
- Fuel and equipment to rebuild hospitals and bakeries would be allowed into Gaza, and Hamas would promise not to use this to threaten Israel.