Sources in Hamas on Thursday downplayed reports of progress toward a possible prisoner swap with Israel. Earlier, media reports had cited sources on both sides as saying progress had been made toward an exchange of Palestinian prisoners for the remains of two  Israeli soldiers killed in the 2014 Gaza war, and two Israeli civilians believed held by Hamas.

KAN's  Mark Weiss asked Leah Goldin, mother of one of the IDF soldiers, Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, if the family had received any official updates.