Israeli delegations said to visit Qatar for further truce talks

An Israeli delegation visited Qatar this morning for talks aimed at a new truce, sources tell the Reuters news agency.

The talks are examining the possibility of Hamas releasing additional hostages, possibly elderly men, in exchange for further security prisoners being released by Israel and a new halt in fighting.

The last week-long truce saw 105 civilians released from Hamas captivity in Gaza: 81 Israelis, 23 Thai nationals and one Filipino.

Still held hostage by Gaza terror groups when the truce collapsed were 136 people — 114 men, 20 women and two children. Ten of the hostages are 75 and older. The vast majority of the hostages, 125, are Israeli. Eleven are foreign nationals, including eight from Thailand.

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