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Biden says Hamas remains 'biggest hang-up' to Gaza deal

Biden says Hamas remains 'biggest hang-up' to Gaza deal

US President Joe Biden speaks after signing a bilateral security agreement with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a press conference at the Masseria San Domenico on the sidelines of the G7 Summit hosted by Italy in Apulia region, on June 13, 2024 in Savelletri. (Credit: Filippo Monteforte/AFP)

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that "the biggest hang-up so far" to a deal on a Gaza truce and hostage release is the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

"I've laid out an approach that has been endorsed by the U.N. Security Council, by the G7, by the Israelis, and the biggest hang-up so far is Hamas refusing to sign on even though they have submitted something similar," he told reporters at a G7 summit.

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that "the biggest hang-up so far" to a deal on a Gaza truce and hostage release is the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

"I've laid out an approach that has been endorsed by the U.N. Security Council, by the G7, by the Israelis, and the biggest hang-up so far is Hamas refusing to sign on even though they have...