Israel may be tempted to cease fire as Hamas floats hostage release: Wurmser

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With the Hamas terrorist organization floating the idea of a 5-day cease-fire and the release of Hamas prisoners in exchange for the release of Israeli hostages, the Israeli government is weighing up its options.

Would a cease-fire now give Hamas time to regroup? How much pressure will the Israeli government be put under by its own citizens to secure the hostages’ freedom—even if that comes at the cost of military momentum?

NTD is joined by David Wurmser, senior analyst for Middle East Affairs at the Center for Security Policy. He shares his insight on the difficult options facing Israel.

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