US says Hamas remains barrier to Gaza hostage deal

Updated April 16 2024 - 5:15am, first published 5:13am
Israel's army has repeatedly rejected calls to let Palestinians back to the north of the Gaza Strip. (AP PHOTO)
Israel's army has repeatedly rejected calls to let Palestinians back to the north of the Gaza Strip. (AP PHOTO)

Israel has moved in a "significant way" but Hamas is the barrier to a deal that would result in a pause in fighting in the Gaza Strip and hostages being released, the US State Department says.

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