Blinken calls for Israeli-Palestinian peace

1 February 2023
2023-02-01 16:07

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has wrapped up a two-day visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank with little to show for his renewed appeals for Israeli-Palestinian calm amid an alarming spike of violence.

Blinken said that leaders on both sides had voiced concerns about the current violence.He said he had instructed two top aides to remain in the region to work with them to defuse tensions.Blinken also said the U.S. would oppose “anything” that undermines the two-state vision, including new settlement construction, legalizing settlement outposts, demolitions of Palestinian homes and incitement to violence.

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