The State Department announced that U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken, who visited the Middle East during the war between Israel and the Palestinian armed faction Hamas, will revisit Israel on the 16th.
According to AFP, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller told reporters in Cairo, Egypt, a stopover for Secretary Blinken’s Middle East trip, on the 15th, saying, “Secretary Blinken will return to Israel tomorrow for further consultations with Israeli leaders.”
Minister Blinken was dispatched to Israel on the 12th and met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, then traveled through Jordan and Saudi Arabia and arrived in Egypt on the 15th.
It appears that the reason Secretary Blinken is visiting Israel again is because the local situation is becoming urgent.
Along with speculation that Israel, which has been attacked by the Palestinian armed political faction Hamas, will soon enter a ground war against the Gaza Strip, Hamas’ stronghold, concerns have also grown about the worsening humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.
During his trip to the Middle East, Secretary Blinken met with the leaders or people in power of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar, and Jordan, and met with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas.