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Biden's hopes for ceasefire by end of weekend are 'wishful thinking', Hamas tells Sky News

Sky News Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Joe Biden's claim there could be an imminent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was wishful thinking, a spokesperson for the Palestinian group has told Sky News.
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