US President Joe Biden discussed the war in Gaza with the emir of Qatar on Sunday, including Qatari-brokered efforts to free hostages.
In a readout of the call, the White House revealed that one of the hostages being held is a 3-year-old American toddler whose parents were killed by Hamas during its October 7 attacks in Israel.
"The two leaders agreed that all hostages must be released without further delay," the White House said in a readout of the call.
Biden "affirmed his vision for a future Palestinian state where Israelis and Palestinians can live side by side with equal measures of stability and dignity" in Sunday's phone call, according to the readout.
"He noted that Hamas has long been an impediment to that outcome," the White House statement reads.