Biden to speak with leaders of Qatar and Egypt amid push for hostage deal

WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden will speak today with the leaders of Qatar and Egypt as he pushes for a deal aimed at a Gaza ceasefire and the release of some hostages held by Hamas terrorists, the White House says.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tells reporters that progress has been made in recent days toward arranging a hostage deal and the onus is on Hamas to accept the latest Israeli proposal.

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