Egypt has offered Israel a draft of an agreement for prisoner swaps with Hamas
Israel presented Egypt’s intelligence chief, Abbas Kamel, with proofs of Iran’s involvement in what goes in in Gaza. On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, National Security Council chief Meir Ben-Shabbat and Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen (Likud) met with Kamel and spoke with him about increasing cooperation between Israel and Egypt, as well as regional issues and the need for Hamas to return the captive Israelis as part of the ceasefire deal and for a way to distribute international aid only to the civilian population in Gaza. They also praised the connection between Israel and Egypt and their joint efforts on issues of security and diplomacy. Also on Sunday, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (Blue and White) met with his Egyptian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. At the meeting, the two ministers spoke about issues of regional security, and discussed strengthening bilateral ties between the two states and expanding cooperation in the fields of trade, economics and tourism.