The Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Herzog, says he is hopeful a deal for the release of a significant number of hostages will be reached “in the coming days”

Herzog told newsmen that “serious efforts” were being made, but that the fewer detailshe revealed, “the better the chances of such a deal”.Qatar, which has been mediating, also says a deal is within reach. Qatar’s Prime MinisterMohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday that only “very minor” practicaland logistical obstacles remain, adding that “we are […]