February 22, 2024

The CIA and Mossad leaders met with Qatar’s prime minister in Doha to extend the truce between Israel and Hamas, leading to further discussions about a potential deal. The meeting also included Egyptian officials and was focused on the Israel-Hamas conflict and discussions on hostages. The truce extension was announced by Qatar, which has been leading negotiations between the two parties. The truce has brought the first respite to Gaza in seven weeks, during which time Israel responded to a violent rampage by Hamas gunmen. Israel has vowed to annihilate Hamas and has heavily bombed Gaza, resulting in many casualties. The truce also involved the release of hostages by Hamas and detainees by Israel. The outcome of the talks and the next steps remain unclear.