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Blinken said set to visit Israel, region to strengthen truce, discuss Gaza aid

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is seen during a joint press conference with his Danish counterpart in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 17, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is seen during a joint press conference with his Danish counterpart in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 17, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will arrive in the Middle East in the coming days to visit Israel, the West Bank, Egypt and Jordan, according to the Walla news site.

The goal of the tour — Blinken’s first in the region since taking office — is to strengthen the Israel-Hamas ceasefire and discuss humanitarian assistance and reconstruction in the battered Gaza Strip.

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