Qatar Aims to Extend Truce Depending on Hamas’s Ability to Release More Hostages

An Israeli military helicopter with released Israeli hostages arrives at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Monday. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar is focused on further extending a ceasefire between Palestinian terror group Hamas and Israel beyond Wednesday based on the group’s ability to continue releasing 10 hostages per day, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Majed Al-Ansari, said in a press briefing on Tuesday.

Qatar cannot validate the number of remaining hostages beyond the 20 to be released by Hamas on Tuesday and Wednesday, he added, in an extension to a truce brokered by the Gulf country alongside Egypt and the United States.

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