Blinken insists on Israel’s right to defend itself and calls for protecting civilians

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has insisted in Jordan that Israel “has the right to self-defense” and the “duty” to do so to ensure that the October 7 attack by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas “is not repeated.” However, Blinken has also asked that the necessary measures be taken to avoid civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip.

Blinken, in a press conference in Jordan with the foreign ministers of that country and Egypt, stated on the other hand that The US strives to cooperate with its partners in the region to increase the amounts of aid reaching civilians in Gaza through the Egyptian Rafah crossing, the only exit from the Palestinian enclave not controlled by Israel.

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