US President Joe Biden said he believed a hostage deal was close to completion as the war cabinet met in Tel Aviv on Monday night with family representatives of the over 239 people Hamas seized when it infiltrated southern Israel on October 7.

“I believe so,” Biden told reporters on Monday when asked if a hostage deal was near. Then he amended his answer and answered, “Yes.”

The war cabinet meeting with family representatives of the hostages ended, however, without any public announcement regarding a deal.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated after the meeting that "the return of the captives is a sacred mission. We are deeply obligated to it and we deal with this matter every day. We will not cease our efforts until we have completed the mission."... Read More: JPost