Amman, Jordan | BAZZUP | According to Jordan’s state-run Petra News Agency, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday that a swift truce in Gaza would allow the Hamas organization to reorganize its troops.
After meeting with foreign ministers of several Arab nations and a PLO official over the Israel-Hamas war, he delivered these statements during a joint news conference in the capital of Jordan, Amman, with Ayman Safadi, the foreign minister of Jordan, and Sameh Shoukry, the foreign minister of Egypt.
Blinken said during the news conference that the United States supports “humanitarian pauses” in Gaza that would provide the unfettered movement of residents to secure areas and the delivery of assistance.
In addition to restating his nation’s support for Israel’s right to “defend itself against the Hamas movement,” he emphasized the need of safeguarding Palestinian civilians.
He declared that the US will use its clout to stop any other nations from creating new fronts in the confrontation between Israel and Hamas.
Safadi, for his part, restated Jordan’s demand for an immediate ceasefire and the provision of humanitarian supplies to Gaza.
While voicing his concerns about the situation in the West Bank, he refused to characterize the continuing Israeli assaults on Gaza as “self-defense” and rejected any efforts to drive Palestinians from their land.
The foreign minister of Egypt demanded an unconditional quick cease-fire in Gaza and said that the regrettable killings that have occurred there are intolerable.
He called on Israel to stop barring humanitarian supplies from entering the besieged area and to make sure it gets there quickly and safely.
In Amman on Saturday, Blinken, the secretariat general of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, and the foreign ministers of the five Arab nations convened behind closed doors in Jordan.