Qatar says no breakthrough so far in talks

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Qatar says no breakthrough so far in talks

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Foreign Desk

Doha: Qatar said that there is no breakthrough in talks for a ceasefire deal between Hamas and Israel in Gaza. “So far, the negotiations have not yielded any tangible results,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Majed Al Ansari told a press conference in Doha.

“We are upbeat and optimistic to have something today or tomorrow,” he added.

The Qatari spokesperson said his country seeks to reach a ceasefire in Gaza during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, due to start next week. “The situation on the ground, however, is completely different as there are many obstacles,” he added, without providing any further details.

Al Ansari said that humanitarian aid flow into Gaza was decreasing, calling for action from the international community to allow access to aid supplies into the Palestinian enclave.

Meanwhile, Jordan’s King Abdullah has said that humanitarian aid to Gaza must be doubled to prevent a deterioration in a hunger crisis affecting over two million people.

The monarch was quoted by state media as telling visiting USAID chief Samantha Power that the international community had to put more pressure on Israel to ease restrictions on the flow of food into the territory.

Jordan is urging its Western allies to lobby Israel to boost the quantities of aid coming from the kingdom via Kerem Shalom on the border of Egypt, Israel and Gaza, beyond the existing Rafah crossing, officials say.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops have killed three Palestinians in an overnight raid in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry has said.

The ministry added the three men were killed “by Israeli occupation bullets” during clashes in the Faraa refugee camp near the town of Tubas in the northern occupied West Bank.

Whereas, Japan has announced an additional emergency aid of $32 million to the suffering Palestinians, stressing that the humanitarian situation in the besieged enclave of Gaza was “dire” and “cannot be overlooked.”

“Japan will implement humanitarian assistance in areas such as food and health,” said the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

Tokyo will continue to make “persistent and proactive diplomatic efforts to urge all parties to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza and calm down the situation as soon as possible,” it said.

Meanwhile, Hamas has urged the European countries to take measures that prevent the looming Israeli offensive on Rafah, southern Gaza, where about 1.4 million people are taking shelter.

Hamas said that it welcomes statements from European countries but added: “They do not absolve them of their responsibilities in preventing the criminal attack on Rafah especially as those (European) governments continue to supply weapons” to Israel.

Hamas statement urged European countries and the EU “to take practical and serious positions to prevent the Nazi entity from continuing its criminal war against our people.”