Couplet: Qatar’s Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said the deal to release the hostages taken by Hamas after the October 7 attack on Israel has been stalled only because of some minor issues. Al Thani said in a joint press conference with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell that there are challenges in the negotiations. They are smaller than the bigger challenges but they are logical and practical. This too is expected to be resolved soon.
Al Thani said the deal has been in constant ups and downs over the past few days. I think I’m more confident now that we’re close to getting along. An agreement that will safely return people to their homes. We will tell you that Qatar is the mediator of the agreement between Hamas and Israel to release some of the 240 hostages in exchange for a temporary ceasefire. So far, four hostages have been released through the mediation of Qatar.
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Israel said- there are no talks on the table now
On Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that no agreement had been reached between him and Hamas to release some hostages in exchange for a 5-day ceasefire. Netanyahu said no agreement had been reached. If a deal comes forward, the Israeli public will be informed about it, but no deal is on the table yet. America also said no deal has been finalized. However, the White House says that efforts in this direction will continue.
While conducting a major attack on Israel on October 7, Hamas killed 1400 people. He took about 240 people hostage with him. Since October 7, Israel has continuously launched attacks on the Gaza Strip to free the hostages and eliminate the power of Hamas. Israel continues to destroy Hamas targets. More than 12 thousand civilians died in his attacks but he was unable to release the hostages.