Egyptian-Qatari mediation negotiates one-day truce with Israel



Fri, 27 Oct 2023 - 04:06 GMT


Fri, 27 Oct 2023 - 04:06 GMT

CAIRO – 27 October 2023: During Egyptian-Qatari mediation negotiates, Israel has agreed to a one-day truce on the condition that it should be under international supervision, sources said, Friday.

The well-informed sources said that Egypt and Qatar mediated negotiations regarding Israeli captives held by Hamas.

Hamas also was reported to request a truce for 5 days in exchange for less than 100 captives held by it along with other factions.

As noticeable progress in negotiations on a humanitarian truce in Gaza that may last for hours or days is taking place, Hamas demanded the release of Palestinian prisoners and a long-term truce.

According to Al Qahera news channel there is high-level Egyptian-Qatari coordination with all parties, trying to reach a long-term truce in Gaza.

Earlier on Friday, Well-informed sources have reported intensified coordination between Egypt and Qatar to ensure the release of the captives taken by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

On 7 October, Hamas launched an attack against Israeli cities, where it took dozens of Israelis captives. According to the Islamist group, it currently holds around 200-250 captives.

Earlier this week, Egyptian-Qatari diplomacy has also facilitated the release of two elderly women by Hamas, which are Nurit Cooper (80) and Yocheved Lifshitz (85), for compelling humanitarian and health reasons.

Hamas also freed the release comes days after two American women, Judith Tai Raanan and her daughter Natalie Shoshana Raanan, were freed.

Hamas also released on Friday two American women, Judith Tai Raanan and her daughter Natalie Shoshana Raanan.

On Wednesday, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said he and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the importance of giving the opportunity and time for working on the release of more captives in Gaza by achieving as much de-escalation as possible.

Macron said France will work with Egypt to release all captives taken by Hamas.

Egypt has condemned the attacks against civilians on 7 October as well as the subsequent unrelenting Israeli attacks in Gaza, which have killed more than 6,500 Palestinians, injured more than 18,400 people and displaced around 1.5 million inhabitants.




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