From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatarwho has been working in recent days as a mediator for negotiate the release of hostages captured by Hamas during their attack against Israel, they hope to “achieve other liberations,” according to what they indicated in the Qatari foreign ministry.
The Gulf State is carrying out intense diplomatic activity since the war between Israel and Hamas begantriggered by the attack carried out by the Palestinian Islamist movement in Israeli territory October 7in which they captured some 220 hostages Israelis, foreigners or with dual nationality.
Release of hostages: how the Palestinian-Qatari negotiation is going
Doha he secured the release of four of them: two Americans on Friday and two Israelis on Monday.
He spokesman of the Qatari Foreign Ministry, Majed al Ansarideclared this Tuesday that his country’s negotiators “they hope to obtain other releases” thanks to the talks established between Israel and Hamas.
“There was more openness at the level of political will between both parties” after the release of the two Israelis, the spokesperson told AFP. However, warned about escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and the logistical difficulties that exist in being able to get the hostages out.
Qatar has hosted the Hamas political bureau since 2012
According to the spokesman, the Palestinian movement bureau communicated “effectively” with its members in the Gaza Strip. in view of the release of the hostages.
More than 1,400 people died in Israelmostly civilians, since the conflict beganespecially the first day of the attack, according to the Israeli authorities. While in the Gaza Strip more than 5,700 Palestinians diedalso mostly civilians, due to Israeli bombings, according to what Hamas declared.