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Blinken to meet Arab leaders as heavy fighting rages in Gaza

Posted on AllSides November 4th, 2023
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US secretary of state Antony Blinken is set to meet Arab envoys in Jordan on Saturday as fierce battles rage between Israeli forces and Hamas fighters on the outskirts of Gaza City. The fighting picked up pace after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a US plea on Friday for a “humanitarian pause” to allow more aid into the blockaded enclave. After meeting Blinken, who asked Israel to do more to “protect Palestinian civilians”, Netanyahu tied any temporary ceasefire to the unconditional release of the 242 hostages still held by...

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