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Blinken says asking Arab states to ‘press Hamas to say yes’ to truce deal

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday that leaders in the Middle East should press Hamas to agree to the US proposal for a Gaza truce with Israel.

“My message to governments throughout the region… if you want a ceasefire, press Hamas to say yes,” he told reporters in Cairo, his first stop on a regional tour.

“I believe strongly… that the overwhelming majority of people, whether they’re in Israel, the West Bank, in Gaza… actually want to believe in a future where Israelis and Palestinians would live in peace and security.”


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