22 Nov 2023

Negotiations for release of hostages in Gaza in final stage

From Morning Report, 8:21 am on 22 November 2023

Negotiations for the release of hostages in Gaza are in their final stage, and could be announced at any time.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has convened his 'war cabinet', ahead of anticipated Security Cabinet and whole-of-government meetings.

Netanyahu says good progress is being made, but his country will not stop fighting until hostages are brought home.

The Red Cross, which has helped facilitate previous hostage deals, says it has been meeting with Hamas leaders in Qatar.

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says more than 13,000 people, including more than 5,000 children, have been killed in Israel's campaign.

CNN correspondent in Tel Aviv Oren Liebermann spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.