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US Secretary State: Middle East Visit Set To Ease Tensions

File image: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken/Twitter Profile 2021

Follows nearly 2 weeks of violence between Israel & Hamas

The US Secretary of State says the aim of his visit to the Middle East is to reduce tensions, following nearly two weeks of unrest.

More than 250 people were killed during the violence between Israel and Hamas, most of which were Palestinians.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu warning if Hamas breaks the calm, his country's response will be "very powerful".

Speaking in Jerusalem, Antony Blinken, has described the lives lost on both sides before the ceasefire as "profound":

 

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