The head of American diplomacy, Antony Blinken, affirmed this Friday in Tel Aviv that Israel has the “right” and “obligation” to “defend itself” to ensure that the attack by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on October 7 “never happens.” play”.
“We remain convinced that Israel not only has the right but the obligation to defend itself and to do everything in its power so that October 7 never happens again,” Blinken said when meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in Tel Aviv.
The Secretary of State also met with the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Blinken arrived in Israel at a time when there are fears of a regional escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, which began after the Palestinian movement launched an attack on Israeli territory that left more than 1,400 dead, according to Israeli authorities.
In response, Israel launched an offensive against the Gaza Strip that left at least 9,200 dead, according to the Islamist movement that governs this Palestinian territory.