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-fire “for 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
by Jenna Lee,