US denies report Israel and Hamas have agreed hostage deal

Posted on AllSides November 19th, 2023
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The National Security Council pushed back on a report that Israel and Hamas, along with the United States, are reportedly on the verge of a deal that would see dozens of women and children held hostage in Gaza released in exchange for a five-day pause in fighting.

Adrienne Watson, spokesperson for the National Security Council, wrote on X, formerly Twitter: "We have not reached a deal yet, but we continue to work hard to get to a deal."

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