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Government transparency is crucial in a democracy - comment

In a democracy, the people are the sovereign power and they have the right to know what decisions their government is making.

Israelis Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu and Hisham Al-Sayed being held by Hamas in Gaza

Knesset holds discussion on return of bodies of Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin

Aviram Shaul criticized the government for allowing his brother's body to be held captive for this long. "Those who leave for battle need to know that they will be returned," he said.

Israel should not agree to 'outrageous' Hamas prisoner swap

Israel should offer only humanitarian aid a part of any deal. Vaccines save lives, while freeing terrorists endangers lives.

Israel-Hamas prisoner swap proposal outrageous, Defense c’tee chair says

In 2011, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, about a third of whom were serving life sentences for terrorist attacks on Israelis, in exchange for captive soldier Gilad Schalit.

Palestinian health workers wearing protective masks walk in a quarantine zone installed by the minis

Has COVID created an opportunity to negotiate prisoner swaps with Hamas?

Palestinian officials reportedly told Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar that Israel has made an offer to Hamas via the Egyptian intelligence delegation that visited the Gaza Strip earlier this week.

Israelis Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu and Hisham Al-Sayed being held by Hamas in Gaza

Swiss diplomat joins Germany, Egypt on Hamas-Israel prisoner swap talks

'It seems that there is now a real possibility for a deal between Hamas and Israel for the release of all the prisoners of war and those missing in action'

Potential prisoner swap between Israel, Hamas is opportunity through crisis

According to reports, the deal would be nothing like the 2011 deal for Gilad Shalit, which saw Israel release 1,027 Palestinians, hundreds of whom were serving life sentences for killing Israelis.

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Leah Goldin, mother of Hadar, speaks at a press conference, August 5, 2018

Goldin, Shaul families told gov't negotiating prisoner exchange with Hamas

'To miss the opportunity now, would be a national irresponsibility'

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Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh next to his destroyed office (REUTERS/Handout)

Hamas ready to release information on Israeli prisoners - report

A German mediator who was involved in the release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011 is participating in the current talks.

Captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit (center), seen here shortly after his release from Gaza

What price will Israel pay in the next prisoner swap?

When the committee started working, it decided that its conclusions will be published only after Schalit (who was kidnapped in 2006 and released in 2011) will be released from Hamas captivity.

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