Antony Blinken Israel Visit: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who arrived in Israel, said, “This is my fourth visit to Israel since the terrorist attacks by Hamas on October 7. In the previous visit I discussed the possibility of humanitarian interruptions to facilitate the release of Hamas, hostages, humanitarian assistance Escalation and the protection of Palestinian civilians. Blinken said there were many issues that needed to be worked on. The United States is committed to achieving these goals today. The humanitarian pause in Gaza that will be implemented The United States worked closely with Israel, Qatar, and Egypt. This is the 7th day that hostages have been freed and are returning home to their families. This is the 7th day that massive humanitarian aid is arriving To the people of Gaza, who need it. This is the 7th day since civilians in Gaza have been able to move to safe areas. Our immediate focus is to work with our partners to extend the pause, so that we can continue to evacuate more hostages At the same time, we are continuing to increase humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians in Gaza.
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On the other hand, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that he is not going to stop his campaign in Gaza before completely eliminating Hamas. After meeting Blinken in Jerusalem on Friday, Netanyahu said, I have told him that Israel and I have vowed to destroy Hamas and no one can stop us from doing so. Netanyahu’s meeting with Blinken took place immediately after the killing of three people by two Hamas terrorists in Jerusalem.
‘As long as Hamas exists, attacks will continue’
The US Secretary of State has also met Israeli President Isaac Herzog, Defense Minister and the country’s War Cabinet. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant also reiterated his PM’s words in his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. He has said that the war with Hamas will continue until the terrorist organization is neutralized. As long as Hamas has any capability left, it will be attacked.
Antony Blinken emphasizes humanitarian security in Gaza
Antony Blinken stressed ensuring humanitarian and civilian security before any military operation in southern Gaza. He also urged the Israeli PM to take immediate steps to hold settler extremists accountable for violence against Palestinians in the West Bank. Blinken also reiterated America’s commitment to taking concrete steps toward a Palestinian state living in peace and security with Israel, the statement said.
Hamas took responsibility for firing again on Israel
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says, “The Israeli government agrees with the imperative of humanitarian aid and the need to maintain it. Earlier, once again there was an incident of firing on the street in Israel. Here, people waiting at a bus stop in Jerusalem. A terrible terrorist attack took place. The terrorists opened fire indiscriminately. Three Israeli citizens were killed. Six people, including two American citizens, were injured. Hamas has claimed responsibility for the attack. The police killed both the terrorists. Gave, whom Hamas called ‘heroic’.
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