Pres. Biden On Potential Hostage Deal

February 13, 2024

The key elements of the deal are on the table.

United States President Joe Biden on a potential hostage deal between Israel and Hamas. President Biden made these comments during remarks made with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House.

Why It Matters: The United States is working on a hostage deal between Israel and Hamas that would lead to a cease-firefor at least six weeks,President Biden said. A meeting is ongoing today in Egypt involving the United States and Qatar.

Further context: Israel’s Prime Minister recently said of Israel’s war with Hamas: “Victory is within reach.” Israel is currently targeting the southern Gaza city of Rafah, a key border area with Egypt, and an area where many Palestinians living in Gaza have evacuated. Read more

Biden touts hostage talks that could yield 6-week cease-fire between Israel and Hamas

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