December 1, 2023 10:29 am

On November 19, the Washington Post reported that a preliminary exchange agreement had been reached between Israel and Hamas, mediated by Qatar. According to the article, Keren DeYoung, as part of the agreement reached, dozens of women and children abducted by terrorists on October 7 should be released. The author says that we are talking about a six-page document providing for the release of 50 or more hostages. Based on the description of the agreement reached, it is not clear in what order Hamas agrees to release the abducted.

Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abd al-Rahman al-Thani stated significant progress in negotiations on the return to Israel of hostages taken by Hamas militants on October 7 at a joint press conference with Josep Borrell, head of European Union’s foreign policy department. According to him, “The problems facing us now are insignificant compared to those that have already been resolved. In fact, we are talking about practical issues such as logistics.”

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