Israeli media quoted a senior Israeli official as saying, “Hamas must provide a response regarding the number of Palestinian prisoners whom the mediators offered to release as part of the deal,” noting that “Israel rejected an offer from Egyptian intelligence regarding holding a new round of talks in Cairo, this week.” The official explained that “it will be impossible to move forward with the negotiations, until we receive responses from Hamas,” pointing out that “134 Israeli hostages are still being held by Hamas in Gaza.” The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had He said in a media interview, last Sunday, that “if Hamas presents reasonable demands, there will be an agreement to release the kidnapped people in Gaza.” Netanyahu clarified in the interview, saying: “I do not know if we will reach an agreement, but if Hamas lowers its imaginary demands to... On the ground, and they presented reasonable demands, it will be possible to reach an agreement to release the kidnapped people.” Israeli media revealed details of an expected deal to exchange detainees between the Palestinian Hamas movement and Israel.

The Israeli website "Walla" stated, "There is a slight change in the proposed plan, which stipulates the release of 10 Palestinian prisoners for every Israeli prisoner." The Israeli website indicated that "the most important change has nothing to do with the statements of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu." , related to the release of three Palestinian prisoners for every Israeli, but the new deal stipulates the release of 10 Palestinian prisoners for every Israeli prisoner, which is three times the previous deal. Earlier, an Israeli newspaper revealed some details of a possible deal to exchange hostages and detainees between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement. Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that there are “broad outlines for a possible deal between Israel and Hamas, including the release of between 35-40 Israeli detainees in Gaza, in exchange for a 6-week ceasefire, and the release of between 200-300 prisoners.” Palestinian.” The newspaper indicated, on its website, that “there are about 134 Israeli detainees held by Hamas in Gaza, at least 32 of whom are not alive.” The Israeli army has continued to bomb the Gaza Strip for more than 4 months, destroying entire neighborhoods, It caused the displacement of 1.7 million out of a population of 2.4 million, and sparked a catastrophic humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations. On October 7, Hamas fighters launched an attack on southern Israel, which led to the death of 1,200 Israelis, according to official Israeli data. In response to the attack Hamas, Israel vowed to "eliminate" the movement, and launched a major attack on Gaza that has claimed the lives of about 30,000 Palestinians so far, the vast majority of them women and children, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health.