The armed wing of the Palestinian militant group Hamas conveyed to Qatari mediators on Monday its readiness to release up to 70 women and children held in Gaza, proposing a five-day truce in return.
Abu Ubaida, the spokesman for Hamas’ armed wing, Alqassam Brigades, outlined the conditions for the truce, emphasizing a complete ceasefire and unrestricted access for aid and humanitarian relief throughout the Gaza Strip. This announcement was made in a recorded audio message published on the group’s Telegram channel.
Accusing Israel of “procrastinating and evading” the terms of the deal, Abu Ubaida implied that the Israeli side was delaying the negotiation process.
The call for a truce and the release of detainees is part of the ongoing efforts to address the humanitarian situation in Gaza amid the conflict. The statement reflects Hamas’ position in seeking a cessation of hostilities and improved conditions for the people in the Gaza Strip.
As tensions persist, mediated discussions between the parties involved, facilitated by Qatari intermediaries, play a crucial role in attempting to find a resolution and alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the region.