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Blinken announces aid to Gaza, says Hamas should accept cease-fire deal ‘without delay'

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced an additional $404 million in aid to Gaza as he spoke in Jordan on Tuesday, where he urged Hamas to accept the current cease-fire proposal “without delay” during talks with Middle Eastern leaders.

Blinken, who is touring the Middle East to push for a deal and an exchange of hostages in the Gaza Strip after months of violence and high death tolls, received a boost from a U.S.-sponsored U.N. Security Council resolution backing the plan Monday. Hamas welcomed the resolution.

On Tuesday, Blinken met with United Arab Emirates foreign minister,...

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