Its leaders C.I.A and her Mossad met today, Thursday (09/11) with the Prime Minister of Qatar in Doha to discuss the parameters of an agreement on release of hostages and a pause to Hamas-Israel war in the Gaza Strip, a source briefed on the meeting told the Reuters news agency.
The outcome of the talks is unclear.
Qatar, where several Hamas political leaders are based, leads mediation efforts between Hamas and Israeli officials for the release of hostages taken by Hamas militants when they attacked Israel on October 7, killing 1,400 people.
Israel has since launched a relentless bombardment of Hamas-controlled Gaza and late last month stormed the enclave, where more than 10,000 people have been killed so far, 40 percent of them children, according to Palestinian officials.
THE David Barneahead of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, the director of the CIA William Burns and the Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdnulrahman al-Thani they had this meeting after Qatari mediators met with officials from the Hamas political office last Wednesday night and discussed parameters of a possible deal.
The purpose of the tripartite meeting was to it brings the three parties together on a table in real time to speed up the processthe source said.
The talks also included discussion to allow the humanitarian fuel imports into Gazawhich Israel has so far denied, lest, as it says, they are diverted to Hamas for war purposes.
A source told Reuters yesterday, Wednesday, that the talks involved the release of 10-15 hostages in exchange for a humanitarian pause of one to two days in the war ravaging Gaza.