February 24, 2024

The Qatari delegation arrived in Israel from Larnaca, Cyprus on Saturday. They reportedly met with Israeli security establishment officials to discuss extending the ceasefire with Hamas. The Qatari delegation coordinated with Israeli officials to ensure the truce and hostage releases continue smoothly. The Qatari flag carrier Qatar Airways’ plane, carrying the delegation, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport and stayed in Israel for about an hour before returning to Larnaca. The unusual landing took place amidst the temporary ceasefire and the release of hostages currently in Gaza. The Qatari Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson expressed hope for future agreements to extend the ceasefire.