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Biden in Seattle: Cease-fire possible ‘tomorrow’ if Hamas frees hostages

Posted on AllSides May 12th, 2024
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Kevin Clark / The Seattle Times

A cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war could be possible “tomorrow” if the militant group releases hostages, President Joe Biden said Saturday as new evacuation orders were issued in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah.

“Israel said it’s up to Hamas,” he said at a private fundraiser in Medina, hosted by former Microsoft President Jon Shirley. “If they wanted to do it, we could end tomorrow.”

It was Biden’s second fundraiser stop in the Seattle area this weekend, as part of a West Coast fundraising swing as he and Vice President Kamala Harris...

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