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Gaza ceasefire talks break down – BBC source

According to a BBC source, they continued for some time after the sides resumed hostilities in the morning

LONDON, December 1. /TASS/. Negotiations in Qatar on a Gaza ceasefire have broken down, a source close to the talks told the BBC.

According to the source, the parties continued talks on the possible extension of the ceasefire for some time after hostilities resumed on Friday morning. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that the humanitarian pause had been violated by Hamas. In response, Israel delivered new strikes on targets in Gaza, hitting 200 terrorist facilities in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, including in Khan Yunisv and Rafah.

Tensions flared up again in the Middle East on October 7 after militants from the Gaza Strip-based radical Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise incursion on Israeli territory, killing many Israeli kibbutz residents living near the Gaza border and abducting more than 200 Israelis, including women, children and the elderly. Hamas described its attack as a response to Israeli authorities’ aggressive actions against the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel declared a total blockade of the Gaza Strip and launched bombardments of the enclave and some areas in Lebanon and Syria, as well as a ground operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Clashes are also reported in the West Bank.