Israel withdraws Qatar team after regretting ‘impasse’ in negotiations with Hamas

A total of 136 hostages remain in the hands of Hamas and associated Palestinian militias as the truce ends Friday. Ten of the hostages are aged 75 or older.

Israel announced withdrawal of its team of negotiators who was discussing in the Qatari capital, Doha, the possibility of reactivating the truce with Hamas in force in Gaza until last Friday, after regretting that the negotiations are currently in a difficult phase. “impasse” on the circumstances of new exchanges between hostages and prisoners.

“Due to the stalled negotiations and on instructions from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mossad (Israeli foreign intelligence service) chief David Barnea ordered his Doha team to return to Israel,” the agency said. Minister of Israel in a statement collected by the Israeli news portal Walla.

In the press release, the Office accuses the Hamas movement of “violate your side of the agreement” regarding the exchange, “which included the release of all women and children, included on a list that was sent to Hamas and to which Hamas gave its approval. »

A total of 136 hostages remain in Hamas hands and associated Palestinian militias as the truce ended Friday. Ten of the hostages are aged 75 or older. The vast majority of hostages, 125, are Israelis. Eleven are foreign nationals, including eight from Thailand.

According to official Israeli sources on condition of anonymity to the portal ““Wallah”the fundamental obstacle lies in the liberation of women.

“We will not discuss anything about this plan until the women are released. If Hamas respects the agreement and releases the women, it will be possible to resume negotiations under fire,” they said.

Source: Latercera

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