The intelligence chiefs of the United States, Israel and Egypt and the Prime Minister of Qatar talked on Sunday about the release of hostages kidnapped by the Palestinian Hamas, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reported. It also said the talks were “constructive” but “significant discrepancies remain.”
Disputes will be negotiated during additional meetings this week, Reuters reported.
Hamas still holds over 130 people
Sunday’s talks took place in Paris and were organized by runny nose. Leaks that have reached the media in recent days show that an agreement is being negotiated under which, in exchange for a ceasefire for a period of two months, all surviving hostages would be released and the bodies of those who did not survive captivity in the Gaza Strip would be returned. . The living hostages would be released in several stages.
Hamas is still holding over 130 people abducted from Israel by an alliance of Palestinian terrorist organizations on October 7, 2023. At the turn of November and December, an agreement was reached, under which 110 hostages regained their freedom during a week-long ceasefire. In exchange for their release, Israel released 240 Palestinian prisoners.
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