An encounter held on Monday between the Prime Minister of Qatar and the heads of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and the US CIA, in order to advance in the release of hostages held by Hamas, was positive, but there is no imminent agreement, said a source with information about the diplomatic efforts.
The three authorities met in the capital of Poland, Warsaw, to discuss a new agreement and secure the release of Israeli hostages in exchange for the possible release of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, as well as a “humanitarian pause” in the war in the Gaza Strip.
“The talks were positive, with negotiators exploring and discussing different proposals in an attempt to make progress in the negotiations,” the source told Reuters. “However, we do not expect an imminent agreement.”
The talks between the Prime Minister of Qatar, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, who also serves as the Foreign Minister of the Gulf State; Mossad director David Barnea; and CIA director Bill Burns, followed a first meeting between the three in Europe last week.