Blinken calls on Arab states to ‘press Hamas to say yes’ to truce deal

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Blinken calls on Arab states to ‘press Hamas to say yes’ to truce deal

WASHINGTON, JUN 10: “Blinken’s speech during his visit to Egypt is an example of bias to Israel and it offers an American cover to the holocaust conducted by the occupation in Gaza,” says senior Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri.

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

“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. “