A sister of Elad Katzir, the Israeli hostage whose body was recovered overnight on Friday and taken back to Israel, accused the country’s authorities of his death.

“Prime Minister, war cabinet and members of the coalition: look in the mirror and say whether your hands have not shed blood”the woman wrote on Facebook, quoted by The Guardian newspaper.

Carmit Palty Katzir argued that the country’s leadership “is cowardly and driven by political considerations, and that is why the agreement [de trĂ©guas] It hasn’t happened yet.”

After about six months of war, the Islamist movement Hamas will send a negotiating delegation to Cairo this Sunday, at the invitation of Egyptian mediators.

Cairo, like Doha, in Qatar, has been the scene of negotiations in recent weeks, to agree a truce and release hostages, but an impasse remains.

On Friday, US President Joe Biden urged the leaders of Egypt and Qatar to pressure Hamas into an agreement with Israel to release hostages.

This initiative by Biden also comes as the head of the CIA travels to Cairo this weekend, for discussions on a truce and the release of hostages.

The Gaza Strip has been the target for around six months of a devastating Israeli military intervention, triggered by the attack by the Islamist group Hamas on Israeli soil on October 7, 2023, which caused around 1,200 deaths and two hundred hostages, according to authorities. from Tel Aviv.

The Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has already caused more than 33,000 deaths, most of them children and women, according to Hamas, which has governed the small Palestinian enclave since 2007.

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