Qatar PM says received 'positive' response from Hamas on captive deal

AFP , Tuesday 6 Feb 2024

Qatar's prime minister said Tuesday that Hamas has delivered a "positive" response to a US-backed proposal to free Israeli captives in return for pausing Israel's deadly war on Gaza.

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File photo: Qatar s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani speaks during a joint press conference in Doha. AFP


"We have received a reply from Hamas with regards to the general framework of the agreement with regards to hostages. The reply includes some comments, but in general it is positive," Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told a news conference in Doha with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

At the same time, Hamas said Tuesday it handed its response on a truce deal aimed at halting the war with Israel to key mediators.

"A short while ago, the Hamas movement delivered its response to the framework agreement to the brothers in Qatar and Egypt," a statement said, referring to "a comprehensive and full ceasefire".

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