Blinken: Palestinian civilian safety imperative, envisions durable peace

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urged Israel to do more to protect Palestinian civilians in its war with Hamas on Sunday, as Israeli tanks fought their way into the main city of the southern Gaza Strip. Two days after the United States vetoed a proposed United Nations demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, […]

Blinken to Abbas: US opposes relocation of Gaza Palestinians to Egypt

The Biden administration is opposed to the forced relocation of Palestinians from Gaza to neighboring Egypt, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas when he met with him in Ramallah on Sunday. Blinken “made clear that Palestinians must not be forcibly displaced,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said after […]