US brokering Israel-Hamas hostage deal to include 6-week pause in fighting, Biden says

Posted on AllSides February 12th, 2024
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President Biden said Monday the United States is working on brokering a deal that would lead to a release of hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza that could lead to a six-week pause in fighting in order to give officials more time to find “something more enduring.”

Biden said he discussed the ongoing negotiations, which involve the U.S., Israel, Egypt and Qatar, during a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan, who was at the White House on Monday.

“As the king and I discussed today, the United States...

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