Israeli representatives are currently reviewing a proposal presented by Hamas. However, it remains unclear whether the terrorists are considering accepting the initiative previously put forward by Egypt and agreed upon by Israel, or if this is an entirely new document.

According to Reuters, an informed Israeli source described the proposal as a "softened version" of the April 27 initiative. This revised proposal has reportedly been under discussion by Hamas leaders and Qatari mediators recently.

Ynet quotes another Israeli source stating that the text demands a complete cessation of hostilities, which Israel finds unacceptable. The source emphasized that Hamas is not willing to abandon its demand for a total halt to hostilities, and Israel continues its preparations for operations in Rafah.

A Hamas source informed the Saudi Arabian television channel Al-Arabiya that the agreement presented by mediators includes clauses for a complete cessation of hostilities and the lifting of the blockade on the Gaza Strip. The channel's spokesperson noted that these amendments were included in the agreement text under US guarantees.

Khalil al-Hayya, deputy head of Hamas in Gaza, told Al Jazeera that the release of kidnapped soldiers would occur at the final stage of the deal, following the establishment of a permanent ceasefire. He also disclosed that the proposal entails the complete withdrawal of the Israeli army from the Gaza Strip.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir expressed skepticism, viewing Hamas' statement as another terrorist ploy. He urged Hamas to respond by initiating an operation in Gaza. Meanwhile, Minister for Diaspora Relations Amitai Chikli conveyed his disdain for Hamas with profanity in a written statement.

Opposition leader Yair Lapid urged the government to promptly send a delegation to Cairo to facilitate the return of the abductees instead of issuing conflicting statements to the press. The headquarters of the abducted families welcomed Hamas' decision and called on the Israeli government to demonstrate its commitment to bringing back the Israelis.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas also welcomed Hamas' statement, expressing hope that Israel would accept the terms of the agreement. He urged the international community to exert pressure on Israeli authorities accordingly.