Fazl reached Qatar to meet with Hamas leadership

Fazl reached Qatar to meet with Hamas leadership

ISLAMABAD:

The leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman arrived in Qatar on Sunday for a meeting with Hamas leaders amid the war in Gaza, reported Express News.

Sources privy to the development said Rehman is set to hold meetings with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh and former chief Khaled Mashal, along with other representatives of the group.

The JUI-F leader was said to visit Turkey after Qatar and is expected to hold meetings with government officials in both countries to facilitate peace talks.

Read We stand with Palestine: JUI-F chief

A day prior (Saturday) United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Saudi, Qatari, Emirati, Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers in Amman who called for a ceasefire.

However, the top US diplomat failed to reach a resolution with the Arab leaders and maintained that a ceasefire would only give Hamas time to regroup and launch more attacks.

Read more Blinken rejects Arabs’ calls for Gaza ceasefire

The Palestinian death toll has climbed past 9,488, mostly women, children and the elderly, with thousands of others injured and displaced as Israel has continued relentless bombing in the narrow Gaza enclave compounded with an on-ground invasion since October 7, when a surprise raid by Hamas claimed around 1,400 Israeli lives.


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