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Source: Qatar delegation arrives in Israel to monitor Gaza deal

Source: Qatar delegation arrives in Israel to monitor Gaza deal

Cairo, 25 November 2023 (dpa/MIA) - A delegation from Qatar is visiting Israel as part of the agreement on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the release of hostages and prisoners.

A diplomat with knowledge of the visit confirmed the group's arrival to dpa.

The diplomatic source said that the delegation, which arrived on Saturday, is part of Qatar's operations team for the ongoing war in Gaza.

Their task is to discuss further steps in the implementation of the agreement between Israel and Palestinian militant groups - as well as with mediators in Doha.

The team should ensure that "the deal continues to run smoothly and discuss further details of the current agreement," the diplomat told dpa.

Qatar and Egypt are both considered important mediators in the Gaza war between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement. Qatar maintains close and extensive contacts with Hamas, although the Gulf country does not have formal diplomatic relations with Israel.