Biden said the US is working on a new hostage arrangement that will cease violence in Gaza for six weeks

President Biden aims for a 6-week pause in Gaza fighting to secure the release of remaining hostages held by Hamas.

He discussed the initiative after meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the White House.

Biden has engaged with Israeli PM Netanyahu, Qatar, and Egypt to advance the deal.

Approximately 100 hostages are still held by Hamas, stemming from an October attack.

Biden voiced concerns about civilian casualties and urged Israel to seek a more balanced approach.

Israeli forces conducted a raid in Gaza, freeing two hostages but resulting in casualties.

Biden emphasized the need for Israel to ensure the safety of civilians in any future actions.

King Abdullah II echoed concerns, warning against an Israeli attack on Rafah.

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