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Biden says he has told Netanyahu there should be temporary ceasefire to secure release of hostages

Biden says he has told Netanyahu there should be temporary ceasefire to secure release of hostages


Biden says he has told Netanyahu there should be temporary ceasefire to secure release of hostages



US President Joe Biden told reporters at the White House Friday that he’s had “extensive conversations” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the last several days, where he relayed his position “that there has to be a temporary ceasefire” to secure the safe release of hostages still held by Hamas.


“I'm still hopeful that can be done, and in the meantime ... I'm hoping that Israelis will not make any massive land invasion in the meantime,” Biden said. “So, it's my expectation that's not going to happen. There has to be a ceasefire to get those hostages out."


Biden also said his "hope and expectation" is that a hostage and ceasefire deal will be reached. "The deal is being negotiated now, and we're gonna see where it takes us," he said.



The Biden administration is highly skeptical about whether Netanyahu’s direction to Israel’s military for an “evacuation of the population” out of Rafah before Israel forces enter is even remotely feasible.


Source: CNN

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