According to CNN, Qatari authorities have threatened to expel Hamas leaders from Doha if a deal to release hostages and end the war in Gaza is not reached.

A CNN source notes that Qatar has been warning Hamas for several months about the possibility of expulsion if there is no progress in negotiations, but this threat has now become real.

On June 6, the Saudi newspaper Asharq reported that Hamas leadership rejected Israel's proposed ceasefire and prisoner exchange agreement.

The deal was reportedly rejected because its content "fundamentally differed" from US President Joe Biden's announcement. Asharq cited a Hamas statement distributed among Palestinian factions on the evening of June 5. According to the statement, the proposed agreement "does not guarantee a permanent ceasefire; occupying forces will remain in Gaza, and once they take the hostages, they will resume their war of annihilation against our people."