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The US tells Qatar to expel Hamas if it obstructs Israel’s hostage deal

The United States has told Qatar it must expel Hamas if the group continues to reject a ceasefire with Israel, an agreement the Biden administration considers crucial. to ease unrest in the Middle East, a US official told The Washington Post.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered the message to Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in April, said the official, who like others interviewed for this report spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive conversations.