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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Minister Gantz

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Israeli War Cabinet member Minister Benny Gantz. Secretary Blinken and Minister Gantz discussed efforts to augment and accelerate the transit of critical humanitarian assistance into Gaza. The Secretary and the Minister also discussed ongoing efforts to prevent the conflict from widening and to secure the release of hostages held in Gaza, including U.S. citizens. Secretary Blinken stressed the urgent need for affirmative steps to de-escalate tensions in the West Bank, including by confronting rising levels of settler extremist violence. Secretary Blinken stressed that the United States remains committed to advancing a two-state solution.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-call-with-israeli-minister-gantz/

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