3-Year-Old American Among Hostages Still Held by Hamas: Biden

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A 3-year-old American citizen whose parents were killed by Hamas when the militant group attacked Israel on Oct. 7 is believed to be among the hostages still held in Gaza, President Joe Biden told Qatar’s leader on Sunday.

Biden and Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani spoke about recent developments amid Israel’s blistering assault on the besieged enclave, the White House said in a news release, including the “urgent” ongoing effort to secure the hostages’ release.

During the conversation, the president thanked the sheikh for Qatar’s role in mediating negotiations between Israel and Hamas. Biden also “condemned unequivocally the holding of hostages by Hamas, including many young children, one of whom is a 3-year-old American citizen toddler,” the White House said. The child’s identity was not immediately released.

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