Blinken heads to Middle East to build on Israel-Hamas ceasefire

Blinken heads to Middle East to build on Israel-Hamas ceasefire

Antony Blinken set to build on Israel-Hamas ceasefire

America’s Antony Blinken is heading to the Middle East after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect. 

“Even as we were working with the parties and partners to help reach a ceasefire, we were also focused on the road ahead, including steps we could take to build a better future for Israelis and Palestinians,” Blinken said as he departed.

It will be Binken’s first trip to the region as the top US diplomat, he will meet with Israeli, Palestinian and regional counterparts as part of America’s efforts to build on the Gaza truce. 

President Joe Biden said that Blinken will “meet with Israeli leaders about our ironclad commitment to Israel’s security” and “will continue our administration’s efforts to rebuild ties to, and support for, the Palestinian people and leaders, after years of neglect.” 

On Sunday, Blinken told CNN: “Our focus right now relentlessly is on dealing with the humanitarian situation, starting to do reconstruction and rebuild, and engage intensely with everyone, with Palestinians, with Israelis, with partners in the region.” 

VOA – Blinken heads to Middle East

Aljazeera -Blinken will support efforts to solidify ceasefire 

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