A potential ceasefire arrangement between Israel and Hamas has received a “generally positive” reaction, according to Qatari authorities. The Palestinian organization has maintained its desire for a halt to Israel’s attack in Gaza.
The prime minister of Qatar characterized Hamas’ response to the plan as “generally positive” during an interview along with US Secretary of State yesterday. However, Sheikh Mohammed did not provide any other specifics.
According to Blinken, Israeli authorities have been informed of Hamas’ reaction to the plan mediated by Qatar, Egypt, and the United States. While on a quick trip of the Middle East, Blinken stated that he will talk about the reaction with Israeli authorities when he is there the next day.
Blinken described the agreement as “essential” while speaking with media in Qatari capital. A great deal of preparation still has to be made, according to Blinken. However, he still thinks that a deal is feasible and necessary, so the group is working nonstop to make it happen.
In an announcement, Hamas stated that its top officials had gone over the “comprehensive ceasefire deal… with a positive spirit,” which included information on rebuilding, securing assistance and shelter, ending a severe 17-year blockade, and concluding the “prisoner exchange” procedure.
In an effort to mediate a ceasefire that would include a protracted cessation of hostilities and the giving up of Hamas hostages, Doha has been collaborating with the Washington and Cairo.
The prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani, stated that the mediators encounter many difficulties throughout the process and that developments in Gaza have an impact on how the discussions proceed.
Blinken has already met Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar.
After meeting with officials from Qatar and Egypt over a week, the United States and Israeli espionage chiefs drew out the suggested agreement. As Hamas has stated in the past, any agreement must result in a final cessation of hostilities. Israel has said that the battle will not end until Hamas is eliminated.
All parties participating in the procedure of mediation are studying Hamas’s reaction to the agreement, according to the Israeli government. A statement by Mossad clarified that “Hamas’s reply has been conveyed by the Qatari mediator to the Mossad. Its details are being thoroughly evaluated by the officials involved in the negotiations.”