An armed man aiming his gun runs throughout a Hamas assault on October 7, on this screenshot from footage captured by a surveillance digital camera in Kibbutz Alumim, Israel, and launched November 20, 2023. (Photo: Reuters)
SYDNEY – Hamas chief govt Ismail Haniyeh mentioned that his group is close to reaching a “ceasefire settlement” in talks with Qatar and Israel that might clear the best way for the discharge of some hostages held by the militants.
“The motion has delivered its reply to the brothers in Qatar and the mediators, and we’re close to reaching a ceasefire settlement,” Haniyeh mentioned in a press release on Telegram.
His feedback come after US President Joe Biden mentioned on Monday that Israel and Hamas are closing a deal to free a bunch of hostages. “I imagine so,” Biden mentioned when requested if a deal was close and declined to supply specifics.
Yahya Sinwar, the chief of Hamas within the Gaza Strip, is conducting the talks and has agreed in precept to the discharge of greater than 50 girls and kids, Axios reported earlier. In return, Israel would pause its army assaults for a specified interval every day and launch a lot of Palestinians in Israeli prisons.
Qatar, which hosts a few of Hamas’ political leaders, helps to dealer the talks.
Iran helps Hamas and it’s designated as a terrorist group by the US and the European Union (EU).
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The foremost chief of the Palestinian group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, speaks after assembly with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Beirut, Lebanon, June 28, 2021. (Photo: Reuters)