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Biden to meet with families of American captives in Gaza, says report

US President Joe Biden will meet on Wednesday with family members of Americans being held captive by Hamas, Axios has reported, citing a White House official and a member of one of the families.

According to the report, it is the first time Biden is hosting families of captives at the White House after a temporary truce deal between Israel and Hamas saw the release of more than 100 captives.

Qatari mediators contacted Israeli officials over the weekend to see whether there was interest in relaunching talks on a new deal, Axios further reported, after the initial seven-day truce collapsed.