The advantage of the tripartite meeting was that all three parties came together at the same table in real time to speed up the process, the source said. According to him, part of the talks was also a discussion on the permission to import fuel into Gaza, which would be used for humanitarian purposes.
According to Israel, Hamas lost control over the north of the Gaza Strip, and another 50,000 people left for the south
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Traffic at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip resumed on October 21, but it does not operate every day, and Gaza residents are in desperate need of aid, according to aid agencies.
So far, more than 560 aid trucks have crossed the crossing. But the vans did not contain fuel, as Israel claims that Hamas could seize them.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly said he will not proceed with a humanitarian ceasefire or pauses until Hamas releases the hostages it kidnapped on October 7.
Hamas is holding about 180 hostages, according to White House estimates, with another 40 being held by Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the rest by another radical organization in the Gaza Strip.
The talks involved the release of 10 to 15 hostages in exchange for a one- or two-day humanitarian pause in the war, the source told Reuters.
The Jerusalem Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, released a video on Thursday of two Israeli hostages, a woman and a boy, which it said it was ready to release once “appropriate measures” were in place, according to AFP.
The war in Gaza will not end in success for Israel until it recovers the kidnapped people, warns the analyst
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It is not clear whether the Jerusalem Brigades spokesman meant a temporary pause in the fighting or other circumstances.
However, the outcome of the talks in Qatar, where several Hamas political leaders are based, was not clear, Reuters noted. Qatari officials have been leading efforts to broker a deal between Hamas and Israeli officials to release the hostages since the beginning of the conflict.
More than 10,800 Palestinians, including more than 4,400 children, have died in Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip since October 7, Hamas-run authorities said Thursday. This war zone data cannot be independently verified.
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