Israel has proposed that senior Hamas leaders could leave Gaza as part of a broader ceasefire agreement since it is struggling to achieve its goal of destroying Hamas completely, CNN reported.
Four months into the war, Israel failed to capture or kill any of Hamas’ senior most leaders in Gaza.
Senior Hamas leaders are based in Doha, Qatar and Beirut, Lebanon.
It is hopeful that draining Gaza out of Hamas would weaken the group’s hold in Gaza.
However it is also unlikely for Hamas to agree to this condition.
This proposal has been discussed twice recently. It was first raised by Israel intelligence, Mossad, director David Barnea in Warsaw last month.
It was raised again with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken this month.
Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani who is involved as an intermediate for Hamas however has dismissed the proposal since it “would never work”.