The head of US diplomacy said that the Biden administration is committed to Israel’s security and is working to restore relations with the Palestinians.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said he will ask Congress for $ 75 million in aid to the Palestinians in Gaza after a cease-fire ended the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Blinken announced talks in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
“We know that the next round of violence is a symptom of a broader range of issues that we need to address if we are to prevent it from happening again, and that’s what we talked about today,” Blinken said.
“We welcome the cease-fire, which continues, but it is not enough,” the head of American diplomacy added. – We must build on the ceasefire and try to move the situation in a really positive direction.” Blinken also reiterated that, according to the Biden administration, a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “is the only way to truly secure the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and, of course, to give the Palestinians the state to which they are entitled.”