Hosting ‘survivor’ of Hamas captivity in Oval, Biden promises to free remaining hostages

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

US President Joe Biden meets with freed hostage Liat Atzili at the White House on July 8, 2024. (White House/X)
US President Joe Biden meets with freed hostage Liat Atzili at the White House on July 8, 2024. (White House/X)

US President Joe Biden met earlier this afternoon with Liat Beinin Atzili, an Israeli-American who was released as part of the hostage agreement Washington helped broker in late November.

Atzili was joined by members of her family, and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan also sat in on the meeting, the White House says.

Biden later tweets, “Liat Beinin Atzili is a survivor.”

“It was my honor to welcome her to the White House this evening, hear firsthand about her resilience despite enduring the unthinkable, and promise her that my work isn’t done until we secure the release of all remaining hostages held by Hamas.”

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