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US Promises Support to Israel

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The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has vowed on Thursday that the United States will always back Israel but said the Palestinians also had legitimate aspirations not represented by militant group Hamas.

Blinken paying a solidarity visit as Israel’s army hammers Hamas over the weekend attacks that killed 1,200 people in Israel, gave a new death toll for US citizens, saying at least 25 were confirmed among the dead.

Also speaking, the US President, Joe Biden vowed unwavering support for Israel and not called for restraint against Hamas, but Blinken hinted at the need for an eventual peace settlement an idea that has long met resistance from the right-wing Netanyahu.

The Secretary promised that the Biden administration and Congress would work together to meet military requests for Israel, which enjoys wide support across party lines.

Written by: Helen Obih

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