Biden says he believes Gaza hostage release deal is close

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US President Joe Biden said Monday he believes a deal to free hostages in Gaza is close, as hopes grew for a Qatari-mediated accord to release some captives in exchange for a pause in fighting.

“I believe so,” Biden said, before holding up crossed fingers, when asked whether a deal was near during a Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House.

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