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Advanced talks to release Israeli hostages underway thanks to US-Qatari mediation

The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation announced on Friday that advanced talks are underway to release Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners with US-Qatari mediation, citing an Israeli official.

“The talks aim at an expanded deal to release prisoners,” it said.

Israeli Channel 12 said that Israel “will take difficult decisions to complete a prisoner exchange deal.”

“There are negotiations between the director of American intelligence and the head of Mossad, as well as with the Qatari side regarding the hostages,” the channel added.

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas movement, announced on November 4 that 60 Israeli hostages have been killed due to the Israeli occupation army’s bombing of Gaza since October 7.

A statement by the Al-Qassam Brigades added: “Twenty-three of the bodies of the prisoners are missing under the rubble, and we will not be able to reach them due to the aggression.”

The al-Quds Brigades also announced the bombing of “Ashkelon, Sderot, Niram, Mfilasim, Kfar Azza and Kfar Saad with intense missile barrages.”


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