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

President Biden announced efforts for a six-week pause in Gaza fighting to free hostages held by Hamas. 

Biden aims for a period of calm to establish a more lasting solution in Gaza. 

He's engaged with leaders like Israel's Netanyahu and Qatar and Egypt officials to advance the deal. 

About 100 hostages remain with Hamas out of the 240 taken during a previous attack. 

Biden criticized Israel's response, citing civilian casualties and humanitarian concerns. 

He emphasized the tragedy of innocent lives lost on both sides of the conflict. 

Israeli forces conducted a raid in Rafah, freeing two hostages and killing three guards. 

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