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Sec. Blinken arrives in Israel to meet with officials amid war on Hamas

TEL AVIV, Israel — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived Thursday morning to Israel amid its war on Hamas.

Blinken stepped down the stairs from his aircraft just before 10:30 a.m. local time at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport outside of Tel Aviv. He was met at the airport by Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and other officials.

He gave no public comments before getting into a vehicle to leave.



Blinken is scheduled to meet with Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Blinken will also meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman on Friday. 

This is a developing story.

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