Secretary of state heading to Middle East amid Israel-Hamas cease-fire

Biden, however, said Thursday his administration was engaging in “quiet and relentless diplomacy.” 
First published on May 24, 2021 / 8:37 AM Blinken will then travel to Ramallah to sit down with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian leaders, followed by a trip to Cairo for a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. He will continue our administration’s efforts to rebuild ties to, and support for, the Palestinian people and leaders, after years of neglect. And he will engage other key partners in the region, including on the coordinated international effort to ensure immediate assistance reaches Gaza in a way that benefits the people there and not Hamas, and on reducing the risk of further conflict in the coming months,” Mr. Israel-Gaza Conflict

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Secretary of state heading to Middle East amid Israel-Hamas cease-fire

As the cease-fire holds in Gaza, residents survey the damage

Gazans grapple with devastation as Hamas sees victory in cease-fire

Humanitarian groups bring aid after days of fighting in Gaza

Fragile Israel-Gaza cease-fire holds as both sides claim success

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Israel said Hamas fired more than 4,000 rockets at its towns and cities in the fighting, though most were stopped mid-air by its Iron Dome missile defense system. Blinken will end his visit in Amman, Jordan, to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II. Mr. 12:33

Washington — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is traveling to the Middle East on Monday at the request of President Biden as the fragile cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas continues to hold. The truce came after more than 230 Palestinians and 12 Israelis died in the conflict, most in the Gaza Strip. Mr. Biden said.After 11 days of violence between Hamas and Israel, the worst fighting in the region in years, the two sides said late Thursday they agreed to a cease-fire. The State Department said in a statement Blinken will visit Israel, the West Bank, Egypt and Jordan to discuss the truce and reduce the risks of further violence between Israel and Hamas. Beginning in Jerusalem, the secretary of state will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials. Biden said in a statement he asked Blinken to travel to the Middle East as a follow-up to his administration’s “quiet, intensive diplomacy to bring about a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.””During his trip, Secretary Blinken will meet with Israeli leaders about our ironclad commitment to Israel’s security. Blinken heading to Middle East amid Israel-Hamas cease-fire

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May 24, 2021 / 11:25 AM
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Israel-Hamas cease-fire holds through weekend

Israel-Hamas cease-fire holds through weekend… Israeli airstrikes, meanwhile, caused extensive damage in Gaza, leveling buildings and hurting its infrastructure.The Biden administration faced considerable scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers who urged the president to more forcefully call for a stop in the violence.

Secretary of state heading to Middle East amid Israel-Hamas cease-fire

The State Department said in a statement Blinken will visit Israel, the West Bank, Egypt and Jordan to discuss the truce and reduce the risks of further violence between Israel and Hamas. Beginning in Jerusalem, the secretary of state will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials. Mr. Blinken will then travel to Ramallah to sit down with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian leaders, followed by a trip to Cairo for a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. The truce came after more than 230 Palestinians and 12 Israelis died in the conflict, most in the Gaza Strip. Israel-Gaza Conflict

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Secretary of state heading to Middle East amid Israel-Hamas cease-fire

As the cease-fire holds in Gaza, residents survey the damage

Gazans grapple with devastation as Hamas sees victory in cease-fire

Humanitarian groups bring aid after days of fighting in Gaza

Fragile Israel-Gaza cease-fire holds as both sides claim success

More

Israel said Hamas fired more than 4,000 rockets at its towns and cities in the fighting, though most were stopped mid-air by its Iron Dome missile defense system. Mr. Biden, however, said Thursday his administration was engaging in “quiet and relentless diplomacy.” 
First published on May 24, 2021 / 8:37 AM 12:33

Washington — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is traveling to the Middle East on Monday at the request of President Biden as the fragile cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas continues to hold. Blinken will end his visit in Amman, Jordan, to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II. Blinken heading to Middle East amid Israel-Hamas cease-fire

By Melissa Quinn

May 24, 2021 / 11:25 AM
/ CBS News

Israel-Hamas cease-fire holds through weekend

Israel-Hamas cease-fire holds through weekend… Biden said in a statement he asked Blinken to travel to the Middle East as a follow-up to his administration’s “quiet, intensive diplomacy to bring about a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.””During his trip, Secretary Blinken will meet with Israeli leaders about our ironclad commitment to Israel’s security. Biden said.After 11 days of violence between Hamas and Israel, the worst fighting in the region in years, the two sides said late Thursday they agreed to a cease-fire. He will continue our administration’s efforts to rebuild ties to, and support for, the Palestinian people and leaders, after years of neglect. And he will engage other key partners in the region, including on the coordinated international effort to ensure immediate assistance reaches Gaza in a way that benefits the people there and not Hamas, and on reducing the risk of further conflict in the coming months,” Mr. Israeli airstrikes, meanwhile, caused extensive damage in Gaza, leveling buildings and hurting its infrastructure.The Biden administration faced considerable scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers who urged the president to more forcefully call for a stop in the violence.