US State Department confirms Blinken to travel to Qatar, Egypt, UAE in coming days

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

The US State Department formally announces that Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be adding stops in Qatar, Egypt and UAE after visiting Israel and Jordan today and tomorrow.

The US has said it has been in contact with Qatar, which has ties to Hamas, regarding efforts to release the hostages taken by terror groups into Gaza from Israel.

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