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Israel-Gaza war live: Hamas releases two American captives from Gaza

  • Humanitarian groups raise concern over Israel’s order to evacuate al-Quds Hospital, which is sheltering hundreds of civilians.

  • US President Joe Biden speaks with two American citizens released by Hamas.

White House backtracks on Biden’s ground offensive comments


The US is walking back Biden’s earlier comment (00:11), in which he appeared to say that he wanted a ground invasion of Gaza delayed to secure the release of more captives. The White House now says that Biden misheard the question, according to Reuters, and thought the question being asked was about whether he wanted to see more captives released, hence his reply in the affirmative. More on this misspeak as soon as we get it.

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