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Israel 'set to join Paris peace talks' but to continue offensive plans

2024-02-24 09:18:55       source:CGTN

February 23, 2024

Israel will send negotiators on Friday to truce talks in Paris, according to Israeli media, as Gazan civilians hope for a ceasefire that could hold off a full-blown Israeli assault on Rafah.

Israel's Channel 12 television reported on Thursday that the war cabinet approved sending negotiators, led by the head of Israel's Mossad intelligence service, to the French capital for talks on a potential deal to free more than 100 hostages whom Palestinian militant group Hamas is believed to be holding. 

The head of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, has been in Egypt this week in the strongest sign in weeks that negotiations remain alive.

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