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Qatar Suggests Truce Delay Not Due To Disagreements-BBC


The temporary pause in fighting between Israeli Defence Forces and Hamas, that was due to begin at 1000 local time today, is not delayed due to any disagreements according to Qatari sources the BBC reports. The BBC quotes a message from an unnamed Qatari official claiming that "It's all to be expected. If minor delays like this on paperwork are the worst we have to deal with, we'll be happy...The first steps to initiate the deal are taking a little longer than we thought. [...]Should start tomorrow. Announcement later today.....Delay not because of disagreements. There were certain things, info each side had to provide to kick start it. It took longer for them to prepare lists."

  • A statement issued by the National Security Council through the Israeli prime minister’s office on the evening of 22 Nov stated that the release of hostages, and therefore a temporary pause in fighting, would not happen until Friday 24 Nov. It appears that it is the logistical issues of the hostage-for-prisoner releases that are causing issues, rather than the overall subject of the deal.
  • Even if the temporary truce does kick in and allow for the release of all Israeli hostages being held in Gaza, it does not guarantee an end to the Israel-Hamas war. Israel has claimed that its war in Gaza will continue after the pause, while Hamas has stated that “our hands will remain on the trigger.”

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