In addition, Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with Egyptian Ambassador to Israel Khaled Azmi on Thursday.
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar warned that the terrorist group would give Israel 'a limited time' to reach a prisoner swap deal.
The bill seeks to make March 9 "National Hostage and Wrongful Detainee Day," to call increased attention to Americans unjustly held abroad.
The suspected hostage taker, a 40-year-old man, died of the injuries he sustained during the police operation.
Pastor Andrew Brunson was living in Turkey when he was detained and held in harsh conditions for two years.
Cases of bank hold-ups have snowballed across Lebanon as residents have grown exasperated over the informal capital controls that banks have imposed since an economic downturn began in 2019.
Kylie Moore-Gilbert delves into the psyche of the wild conspiracy theories that occupy the minds of the ruthless men who wield power in the theocratic state of Iran.
Lebanon's banks have locked most depositors out of their savings since a financial crisis took hold three years ago, leaving much of the population unable to pay for basic needs.
An Israel police officer was stabbed after attempting to break into the locked apartment, fearing that the suspect could hurt himself.
"We, the families of French, Swedish, German, and Austrian citizens, who have been illegally detained by the Iranian regime, are outraged that the European Union seems to be ignoring these crimes."