Israel publicizes continuation of ceasefire talks | EUROtoday

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IIsrael stated Friday that “gaps” remained to be stuffed in talks on a ceasefire within the Gaza Strip and a deal to launch hostages, however that it might ship a delegation “next week” to proceed talks with Qatari mediators.

After Israeli intelligence chief David Barnea returned to Israel on Friday night after talks with Qatari officers in Doha, the workplace of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu introduced {that a} “team will leave next week to continue negotiations” in Qatar. “It is emphasized that there are still gaps between the parties,” the workplace spokesman added.

Benjamin Netanyahu had ordered the Mossad chief to go to Doha on Thursday after Hamas introduced new “ideas” for a ceasefire. David Barnea was to satisfy with Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.

“A large-scale war”

Before the announcement of the continuation of the talks, Hamas had stated it anticipated an preliminary response from Israel to its new “ideas” by Saturday.

While mediation efforts led by Qatar, the United States and Egypt have to date run up towards the calls for of each side, the conflict threatens to tackle a regional dimension with each day exchanges of fireplace between the Israeli military and Hezbollah on Israel's northern border with Lebanon, which escalated sharply on Thursday.

A Hamas delegation met in Lebanon on Friday with the chief of the Lebanese Islamist motion, Hassan Nasrallah, to debate the scenario on the bottom and upcoming negotiations. The UN stated it was “deeply concerned by the increase in the intensity of the exchanges of fire” the day earlier than, “which increases the risk of a full-scale war.”

The conflict in Gaza can be fueling a surge in violence within the West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, the place the Palestinian Authority introduced on Friday the loss of life of seven Palestinians in an Israeli raid in Jenin, together with 4 “fighters” and a “commander” of Hamas, in line with the Islamist motion.