Israel has approached Egypt with a request to mediate in a possible prisoner swap with Hamas, i24NEWS reported on Saturday, citing Al Arabiya.
According to the report, Cairo mediated in recent talks between Hamas and Israel and urged Israel to allow concessions.
Hamas, for its part, has sought the release of a number of Palestinian Arab prisoners held in Israeli prisons.
It also demanded an easing of fishing restrictions on Gaza and a seaport established there.
Israel this week transferred 1,000 coronavirus vaccines from the Palestinian Authority (PA) to Gaza without receiving any information on the missing Israelis.