Hostage deal is 'right decision', Netanyahu tells Cabinet

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet Tuesday night that a hostage deal is the "right decision". US President Joe Biden said earlier on Tuesday that a deal to free some of the more than 200 hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza was "very close". Israel, the US and Qatar, which mediates with Hamas, have been negotiating for weeks to secure a hostage release deal that would be paired with a temporary ceasefire and the entry of more humanitarian aid into Gaza. Read our blog to see how the day's events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

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(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP and Reuters)

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