A new tour in the Middle East by a senior White House official
Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States and Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk, left on Monday evening, heading to Belgium, Israel, the West Bank, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and Jordan. The White House reported on Tuesday. Today, NATO Allies and European Union partners will brief in Brussels on the coordinated approach to the current situation in the Middle East, with a focus on the significant expansion of humanitarian aid to Gaza, economic pressure on Hamas and other terrorist groups, and demands for an immediate halt to humanitarian aid. Release hostages of multiple nationalities still held by Hamas.
“in Israel, [McGurk] The White House statement read: There are two aspects that have been combined in recent days in the official rhetoric that qualifies unconditional support for Israel: the need to protect the civilian population as well as the necessary cessation of settlement activity. In the West Bank, the source of incidents of violence with the Palestinian population even before the war began the war against Hamas in Gaza. In the West Bank, McGurk will support Mahmoud Abbas as representative of the Palestinian Authority, and both will address “the aspirations of Palestinians to live with the same standards of freedom, security and dignity in a state of their own,” referring to the two-state solution.
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