US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, informed the local press of the White House’s interest in formalizing a humanitarian truce in the conflict between Israel and the Hamas group in the Gaza Strip.
Blinken has been in Tel Aviv since Friday morning, where he will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
He emphasized the need to expand protections for Palestinian civilians, reiterating US support for Israel but highlighting the importance of how Israel defends itself. “We need to do more to protect Palestinian civilians,” Blinken told reporters.
Blinken reaffirmed the US commitment to Israel, but also adopted a more compassionate tone towards the Palestinians, expressing empathy at the sight of Palestinian children and emphasizing the importance of seeking a solution that guarantees a better future for everyone in the region.