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Senior official: Qatar played significant role helping bring about ceasefire

A senior official tells the Kan public broadcaster that Qatar played a significant role in helping to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The unnamed official credits the good relations developed over the last year with Egypt, which was the major mediator in the conflict, but also with Qatar.

Israel does not have formal relations with Qatar, but frequently works with the Gulf nation on Gaza.

The official says that Israel believes that Qatar has great potential to help rehabilitate Gaza and ensure stability in the region.

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