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Biden Says Gaza Shooting Will Complicate Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire Talks

President Biden said on Thursday that while he was still learning details of the shooting that killed or wounded hundreds in northern Gaza, he thought the deaths could jeopardize efforts to reach a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

Asked whether the shooting would complicate negotiations, Mr. Biden said, “I know it will.”

After saying earlier this week that he hoped a cease-fire deal could be reached by next Monday, the president signaled that was unlikely, though he was trying to remain optimistic.

“Probably not by Monday, but I’m hopeful,” he told reporters before traveling to Brownsville, Texas, to make a rare visit to the country’s southern border.

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