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Israeli-American hostage released -Biden

STORY: Biden said Beinin had crossed the Gaza border and was safe in Egypt.

Beinin was among 16 hostages released on Wednesday by Hamas on the final day of a two-day extension of a truce in the Gaza war.

Biden said he had spoken to Beinin's mother and father.

"They're very appreciative and things are moving well," he told reporters before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington.