As part of advancing a deal with Hamas, Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar and Mossad chief David Barnea are flying to Qatar on Wednesday, July 10. They will participate in negotiations regarding the release of hostages and a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

The negotiations will also involve CIA Director Bill Burns and the head of Egyptian intelligence. A source close to the Israeli negotiation team stated that Israel is determined to make progress and secure an agreement on the release of hostages.