US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to travel to Israel in the coming days in a show of solidarity and support as the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues to escalate.
State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller made this announcement in response to the unprecedented attack by Hamas, which has already claimed the lives of over 1,000 Israelis.
Blinken’s visit aims to provide an opportunity for the senior leadership in Israel to directly communicate their needs and concerns, said Miller.
According to the State Department spokesperson, the Secretary of State will leave for Israel on Wednesday and is expected to arrive on Thursday.
President Joe Biden has consistently reaffirmed the unwavering support of the United States for Israel. In the face of what he termed “abhorrent” attacks by Hamas, the President vowed that the US would stand firmly with Israel and provide all necessary support.