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Qatar issues ‘ultimatum’ to Hamas leaders over hostage deal

Mar 10, 2024, 08:13PM ISTSource:

Qatar has set an ultimatum for senior Hamas leaders to negotiate a hostage deal or face expulsion. The US is pushing for a hostage deal before Ramadan, with Qatar playing a crucial role due to its aid to Gaza and hosting of Hamas leaders. Negotiations have stalled as neither Hamas nor Israel are willing to make concessions.Israel’s Mossad accused Hamas of wanting to escalate tensions during Ramadan, undermining negotiations. The Paris proposal suggested a six-week ceasefire and an exchange of Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners.