Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Recent Shift in Hamas Cease-Fire Demands Raises Hopes for Progress in Negotiations

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In the aftermath of a nine-month Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip that inflicted widespread devastation, there are indications that Hamas, the Islamic militant group governing Gaza, has shifted its stance on cease-fire negotiations. The change in Hamas' demands, particularly the apparent abandonment of the longstanding insistence on Israel committing to ending the war, has generated hope for a potential breakthrough in the peace talks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attributed this shift to the military pressure exerted on Hamas, including a two-month offensive in Rafah, which he believes compelled Hamas to engage in negotiations.

Amidst the secretive nature of Hamas and the limited understanding of its internal dynamics, recent internal communications have shed light on some significant developments. Messages from senior Hamas figures in Gaza, urging the acceptance of a cease-fire proposal put forth by U.S. President Joe Biden, have surfaced. These messages highlighted the heavy losses suffered by Hamas fighters and the dire conditions in the war-torn territory, potentially indicating a sense of urgency and readiness to reach a deal within certain factions of the group. While there are hints of divisions within Hamas, with top militants showing a willingness to swiftly secure a deal, the top Hamas official in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, has been more cautious in his approach, possibly due to being in hiding since the outbreak of the conflict.

Sources familiar with Western intelligence have suggested that the toll of heavy losses on Hamas forces, internal divisions within the group, the extensive destruction in Gaza, and pressure from mediators like Egypt and Qatar might have contributed to Hamas's flexibility in softening its demands for a cease-fire agreement. The ongoing negotiations, particularly the communications between senior Hamas officials in Gaza and the group's exiled leadership in Qatar, have hinted at a complex internal landscape within Hamas. As international efforts to broker a cease-fire continue, uncertainties persist, but recent developments have brought the parties involved closer to a potential deal after months of stagnant negotiations.

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May 21, 2023 | 05:09