U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Sunday for a beforehand unannounced assembly that ended by posing extra questions than it answered in regards to the Gaza Strip’s future.
The Times of Israel reports Blinken informed Abbas the PA ought to play a “central role” within the Gaza Strip’s future if and when Israel’s aim of dislodging Hamas is fulfilled, in accordance to the Reuters information company, which in flip cites an unnamed senior State Department official.
“The future of Gaza was not the focus of the meeting but the Palestinian Authority seemed willing to play a role,” the report says, with out trying to outline precisely what the position may be.
No dedication was coming from Blinken on any future association to that finish.
Abbas, meantime, asserted the Palestinian Authority would solely assume energy in Gaza as a part of a “comprehensive political solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian battle, in accordance to the official WAFA information company.
Abbas condemned Israel’s bombardment of Gaza as a “genocidal war” and urged Blinken “to immediately stop them from committing such crimes,” the company reported.
Blinken traveled to Ramallah in an armored motorcade and underneath tight safety on the third day of his tour to the Middle East amid the continued struggle between Israel and Hamas terrorists.
AP reports regardless of the secrecy and the U.S. State Department’s refusal to affirm the journey till after Blinken had left the West Bank, there have been protests towards the diplomat’s go to and U.S. assist for Israel as phrase unfold of his arrival.
Neither man spoke as they greeted one another in entrance of cameras and their assembly ended with none public remark.
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