Israeli, Turkish negotiators have finalized draft agreement in Rome

Israel and Turkey reached a deal on Sunday aimed at ending years of acrimony and restoring normalized ties that soured after a deadly 2010 raid on an aid flotilla, an Israeli official said.
The Israeli official speaking on condition of anonymity said that the deal had been reached but details would not be officially announced until Monday.
Negotiations were said to have been held in Rome, where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed for talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
A senior Israeli official says Turkey has pledged that Hamas will not carry out any military or terrorist activity against Israeli from Turkish territory.
"The government of Turkey has committed to enforce this," the official said "It will be an inseparable part of the agreement."
Two of Turkey's key conditions for normalization — an apology and compensation — were largely met.
Israel will transfer approximately $21 million to a Turkish humanitarian fund that will provide money to the families of those who were killed or wounded in the Marmara incident.
Turkey will terminate all ongoing legal proceedings in Turkish courts against Israeli officers involved in the Marmara incident.
Turkey also reportedly agreed to serve as a mediator in talks to bring about the release of two Israeli soldiers' remains from Hamas custody.

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