Biden: US, Egypt, Qatar to ‘work to ensure full implementation’ of any Israel-Hamas deal

US President Joe Biden holds phone calls with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, confirming that the three countries would “work to ensure the full implementation” of the terms of a deal for a ceasefire in Gaza, if one is reached between Israel and Hamas.

In near-identical readouts from the two calls, the White House says Biden told both leaders that the issue of the hostages still held by the terror group “is now the only obstacle to an immediate ceasefire and relief for civilians in Gaza.”

The leaders discussed the hostage deal currently being negotiated, as well as efforts to increase aid to the Strip, the White House adds.

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