Israel recalls top negotiators as Hamas hostage talks reach ‘dead end’

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Israel has removed its top negotiators from Qatar amidst reports that talks with Hamas have reached a “dead end.”

“The Hamas terror organization did not fulfill its part in the agreement, which included the return of all women and children held hostage, in accordance with a list sent to Hamas and approved by them,” read a statement from Netanyahu’s team.

Reports suggest that the negotiators were part of Israel’s Mossad team, which is the intelligence agency.

This report has caused increasing concerns about the possibility of resolutions in the Middle East.

Hamas has claimed that a 10-month-old hostage has died in an Israeli airstrike.

The group claimed that baby Kfir Bibas was killed alongside his four-year-old brother Ariel and their parents by Israeli missiles. Kfir and his family were kidnapped by Hamas in the October 7 attacks.

Kfir has been news this week after Israel claimed he had been handed over to another terrorist group somewhere in southern Gaza.

However, shortly before more female and children hostages were released on Wednesday, Hamas claimed that he had been killed by Israel following one of their strikes but did not disclose on which date this strike occurred.

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In a statement, the Bibas family said: “We are waiting for the information to be confirmed and hopefully refuted by military officials.” The IDF has said it is “assessing the accuracy” of the information and that the family are being supported by liaison officers.

Roughly 240 hostages were captured by Hamas in its October 7 terror attack in southern Israel that ignited the war. More than 13,300 Palestinians have been killed since the war began, according to the Hamas-controlled Health Ministry in Gaza. About 1,200 people have been killed in Israel, mostly during the initial incursion by Hamas.

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