Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received a list of 10 Israeli hostages set to be released by Hamas today, while Israel has identified an additional 50 female Palestinian prisoners it would release as a ceasefire in Gaza stretches into a fifth day. A plane carrying Qatari diplomats landed in Israel early Tuesday afternoon local time, likely for the same reasons, the newspaper Haaretz reported. Qataris’ prime minister, Mohammed bin Abdelrahman Al-Thani rejected criticism by Israel that his country, a major funder of Hamas, was too close to the Gaza-based terror group. “We have built relations with Hamas in order to maintain peace and stability in the region,” he told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine. In recent years, we have negotiated cease-fires or similar agreements between Hamas and Israel over and over again.
Source: GNN Liberia November 28, 2023 13:20 UTC