Hamas senior official says group wants real hostages for prisoners deal, but Netanyahu wants war to continue

By Thomson Reuters May 10, 2024 | 1:23 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) – Palestinian militant group Hamas wants calmness and a real hostages for prisoners swap deal, but Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants the war to continue, Hamas senior official Khalil Al-Hayya said on Friday, adding Hamas did not suspend nor withdraw from the ceasefire negotiations.

(Reporting by Yomna Ehab and Enas Alashray; Editing by Chris Reese)