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Hamas ‘Barrier’ to Establishing Ceasefire in Gaza: Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Hamas a barrier to establishing a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of Israeli hostages.

During his meeting with senior Israeli officials, he assured that the United States will do everything possible to secure the release of the Israeli hostages from Hamas.

After Jordan, the US Secretary of State traveled to Israel and met with the president, the prime minister, the minister of fefense, and other Israeli officials.

In these meetings, Blinken called Hamas a barrier to establishing a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the release of Israeli hostages.

Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State said: “We're determined to get a cease fire that brings the hostages home and to get it now. And the only reason that that wouldn't be achieved is because of Hamas.”

Israeli President Isaac Herzog said: “We yearn for the immediate return of the hostages. It is and should be the top priority of the international community."

Blinken also met in Tel Aviv with the families of Israeli hostages and victims of the October 7th Hamas attack.

The US Secretary of State said: "Bringing your loved ones home is at the heart of everything we're trying to do. And we will not rest until everyone, man, woman, soldier, civilian, young, old, is back home."

The US Secretary of State also visited the Kerem Shalom border crossing in south of Gaza and emphasized Israel's increased efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza.

Antony Blinken said: "We have seen in recent weeks real, meaningful progress that is starting to make a difference for people in Gaza. Yesterday we were in Jordan.

Some of you saw the trucks being loaded in Jordan. They went through Erez for the first time today. And that's very important because that's direct access to the north of Gaza. The progress is real, but given the need, given the immense need in Gaza, it needs to be accelerated."

After these visits, the US Secretary of State left Israel for Washington, thus concluding his seventh tour of the Middle East since the start of the fighting in Gaza.

Hamas ‘Barrier’ to Establishing Ceasefire in Gaza: Blinken

In these meetings, Blinken called Hamas a barrier to establishing a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the release of Israeli hostages.

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Hamas a barrier to establishing a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of Israeli hostages.

During his meeting with senior Israeli officials, he assured that the United States will do everything possible to secure the release of the Israeli hostages from Hamas.

After Jordan, the US Secretary of State traveled to Israel and met with the president, the prime minister, the minister of fefense, and other Israeli officials.

In these meetings, Blinken called Hamas a barrier to establishing a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the release of Israeli hostages.

Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State said: “We're determined to get a cease fire that brings the hostages home and to get it now. And the only reason that that wouldn't be achieved is because of Hamas.”

Israeli President Isaac Herzog said: “We yearn for the immediate return of the hostages. It is and should be the top priority of the international community."

Blinken also met in Tel Aviv with the families of Israeli hostages and victims of the October 7th Hamas attack.

The US Secretary of State said: "Bringing your loved ones home is at the heart of everything we're trying to do. And we will not rest until everyone, man, woman, soldier, civilian, young, old, is back home."

The US Secretary of State also visited the Kerem Shalom border crossing in south of Gaza and emphasized Israel's increased efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza.

Antony Blinken said: "We have seen in recent weeks real, meaningful progress that is starting to make a difference for people in Gaza. Yesterday we were in Jordan.

Some of you saw the trucks being loaded in Jordan. They went through Erez for the first time today. And that's very important because that's direct access to the north of Gaza. The progress is real, but given the need, given the immense need in Gaza, it needs to be accelerated."

After these visits, the US Secretary of State left Israel for Washington, thus concluding his seventh tour of the Middle East since the start of the fighting in Gaza.

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