Hamas: Hostage Deal? What Hostage Deal?

Now everything appears to be hanging in the air again.

US Says Rafah Evacuation Will Take Weeks, Possibly Longer

According to U.S. officials, a "flood" of humanitarian aid and the construction of temporary shelters will be necessary.

El-Sisi: It Will Cost $90 Billion to Rehabilitate Gaza

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said on Saturday that restoring the Gaza Strip after the war would cost more than $90 billion. Speaking on Al-Qahera...

WSJ Demands Egypt Opens Border to Save Gaza Civilians

"Rather than get Gazans to safety, the world’s humanitarian organs at every stage of the war have demanded that Israel cease fire, leaving Hamas in power with hostages in tow."

Rafah’s Shadow Economy: Profiteering and Corruption in Egypt’s Border Control

Evidence suggests that control of the Rafah crossing has shifted unofficially to Ibrahim al-Arjani, a Bedouin businessman with close ties to prominent figures including Mahmoud al-Sisi, the son of the Egyptian president.

Given Its $10,000 Take from Every Crossing Gazan, It’s Unsurprising Egypt Won’t Open Rafah’s...

It's not too late for Israel to start offering the same service as the Egyptians, only for free and via ships that offer reasonable rates.

Israelis Overwhelmingly Reject US, Arab Plan for Palestinian State

"The October 7 lesson is that retreat brings terror. The October 8 lesson is that the Palestinian Authority = Hamas, with the same motivations, only with less capabilities. "Kfar Saba will not be Kfar Gaza."

Egypt Constructing Refugee City in North Sinai Ahead of Population Flood from Gaza

In November, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi categorically rejected the resettlement of Gazan Arabs in the Sinai.

Netanyahu Nixes Israeli Return to Cairo Hostage Talks, Cites ‘Delusional’ Hamas Stance

The Israeli delegation led by Mossad director David Barnea returned home Tuesday from the talks empty-handed, with Hamas not budging on any of its demands.

Israel’s Rafah Evacuation Plan: 15 Camps of 25,000 Tents Each

As Egypt and the US are not allowing the Gazans to escape from the Gaza strip, Israel has put forward an evacuation plan for the residents of the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

Egyptian FM Reaffirms Commitment to ‘Reciprocal’ Peace Treaty with Israel

Having peace treaty with Egypt is better than not having a peace treaty with Egypt.

Netanyahu Sends Delegation to Cairo Hostage Talks as Arm Wrestling with a Frustrated Biden...

It appears that Biden and Blinken want Israel to make an omelet with unbroken eggs.

Alarmed by Prospect of IDF Attack on Rafah and Thousands of Fleeing Gazans, Egypt...

The IDF has developed a plan to attack Rafah which includes the evacuation of civilians from the city.

Egypt Fears Gazan Immigration Wave But Knows Israel Must Control Philadelphi Corridor to Stop...

"If even one Palestinian refugee crosses over – the peace agreement will be nullified."

Aid Shipments to Gaza to Be Suspended on Saturdays

Israel inspects all of the trucks to ensure that nothing that can be used as weapons by Hamas are being sent into Gaza.

Axios: Arab Officials Meet in Riyadh to Hand Gaza Over to ‘Revitalized’ Palestinian Authority

The Saudi, Egyptian, and Jordanian security officials said the Palestinian Authority must undergo substantial reforms to reinvigorate its political leadership.

Egypt Enraged by Israel’s Decision to Retake Philadelphi Corridor But Can’t Do Much About...

It didn’t help matters that Israel accused Egypt of allowing Hamas to smuggle weapons through the Gaza border.

Cairo Warns: IDF Operations Along Gaza-Egypt Border Will Threaten Relations

“Egypt is able to protect its interests and sovereignty and these will not be surrendered to a group of extremist Israeli leaders seeking to drag the region into a state of conflict,” said the head of Egypt's State Information Services.

Female IDF Soldier Wounded in Gunfight Along Egypt Border

Some 20 suspected smugglers converged on the Nitzana commercial crossing, prompting IDF forces to open fire on them.

Netanyahu: We Must Close the Philadelphi Corridor Hole on Gaza-Egypt Border

Retaking control over the buffer zone would mean Israel could block the Hamas tunnels in the area, ending the import of weapons and the ability of wanted Hamas terrorists to escape, possibly bringing Israeli hostages along with them.

Gazans Forced to Bribe Egyptian ‘Fixers’ to Get Families on Exit List

Gazans said they are being asked to pay "coordination fees" by a network of fixers, brokers and couriers who allegedly have ties to the Egyptian intelligence services in charge of the exit list.

Hamas Still Has Tunnel Access on Egyptian Border

Israeli intelligence did not know the severity of the smuggling situation before the war.

UAE-Israel Land Corridor Expanding to Egypt

Use of the route has grown exponentially in the wake of the Houthi attacks on commercial vessels.

Israel Signals Readiness for Another Hostage Exchange

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to visit Egypt to hold talks.

Israel Strikes Hamas Sites Along Gaza-Egyptian Border for First Time

The sites that were struck in the Rafah area where Hamas terrorists were operating.

Al Akhbar: Egypt Already Agreed to Take in Thousands of Gaza Refugees at the...

This potential agreement comes despite Cairo's consistent disavowal of the proposal to relocate Gaza's population to the Sinai Peninsula

Israeli Negotiating Team Ordered Back from Qatar, Talks at a ‘Dead End’

Hamas did not meet its obligation to release all the women hostages as agreed and by Friday 5 am was firing rocket attacks at Israel again.

Qatari, Egyptian Pressure Forces Hamas to Comply with Hostage Deal

Hamas is set to release eight women and five children on Saturday night, in exchange for Israel releasing 42 imprisoned terrorists, including men, women and teens under age 19.

40 Egyptian Ambulances Transport Gaza Wounded through Rafah Crossing

The total capacity of area hospitals on the Egyptian side is 350 beds.


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