Source: Qatari-Egyptian Negotiations With Israel and Hamas Continue

President Yitzchak Herzog and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani shake hands during the COP conference in Dubai, Friday.

(Reuters) – Despite the breakdown in the ceasefire, Qatari-Egyptian negotiations with both Israeli and Hamas are continuing, a source with knowledge of the talks said on Friday.

Qatari and Egyptian mediators have been in contact with both sides since fighting resumed in Gaza early on Friday, the source said.

Meanwhile, President Yitzchak Herzog spoke with and shook hands with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during the COP28 U.N. climate summit in Dubai, Herzog’s office said on Friday.

Qatar does not have formal diplomatic relations with Israel.

Herzog’s office released a photograph of the two men shaking hands and said they had spoken.

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