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Israel’s Netanyahu says Hamas has not presented new offer on Gaza hostage deal

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Hamas presented no new offer for a Gaza hostage deal in talks in Cairo this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, and Israel would not agree to its current demands.

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“Israel did not receive any new proposal from Hamas to release our hostages,” a statement from Netanyahu’s office said.

“Israel will not capitulate to Hamas’ ludicrous demands. A change in Hamas’ positions will make it possible to move forward in the negotiations.”

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Netanyahu on vowed Israeli forces would carry out a “powerful” operation in Rafah after civilians in the overcrowded south Gaza city are allowed to leave.

“We will fight until complete victory and this includes a powerful action also in Rafah after we allow the civilian population to leave the battle zones,” Netanyahu said in a statement issued in Hebrew on his official Telegram account.

In a separate video statement, he said the only way to secure the release of hostages still held by Hamas militants was continued to military pressure.

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