Negotiations over hostages within the Gaza Strip stall | EUROtoday

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Pictures of the Gaza hostage are plastered on buildings in Jerusalem
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Around 110 individuals have been held hostage within the Gaza Strip for nearly 100 days. Relatives wish to encourage them, however negotiations are stalling. Criticism of the federal government is changing into louder and louder.

ARelatives of a number of hostages gathered close to the Gaza border fence on Thursday. There they held up posters with pictures of kidnapped family members and broadcast messages by way of giant loudspeakers that had been arrange. The mom of 19-year-old Rom Braslavski mentioned: “I know a lot of time has passed, but I know you are a hero and strong. Stay calm and know that you will come back from there.”

Christian Meier

Political correspondent for the Middle East and Northeast Africa.

Ronen Neutra’s message to his son Omer, who was born within the United States, was: “I went to Qatar for you. To Washington. We are working on an agreement. She moves closer. Be strong. We’ll take you home.”