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US trying to broker Gaza deal for six-week ‘period of calm’, says Biden

The US is working on a Gaza hostage deal that would lead to a six-week period of calm in the war-torn Palestinian territory, said US President Joe Biden on Monday, amid mounting international pressure on Israel to eschew a full-scale ground invasion in the southern city of Rafah, where more than 1 million people are seeking refuge. Read our blog to see how the day's events unfolded.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP, Reuters)


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