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Qatar to mediate Israel-Hamas prisoner swap 14:07 | 22\10\1395

Qatar is mediating a prisoner exchange between Hamas and Israel, Israeli-Arab weekly Kul al-Arab reported Thursday.







Qatar is mediating a prisoner exchange between Hamas and Israel, Israeli-Arab weekly Kul al-Arab reported Thursday, according to Zionist daily Jerusalem Post.

The report cited quotes by Hamas officials in which Qatar mediated discussions between the two sides in order sign an agreement which included, in part, the release of Israeli troopers Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin and Avraham Mengistu.

According to the report, Israel agreed to conditions proposed by Hamas to release prisoners who were previously released in the Gilad Shalit deal.

The prisoners released in the Shalit deal were subsequently re-arrested by Israel.