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Blinken announces US aid to Gaza, says Hamas won't benefit

Secretary of State Antony Blinken also said the US will move to reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem, which served as a de facto American embassy for the Palestinians before it was shuttered by the prior administration.
Blinken in Jerusalem

The United States will provide tens of millions of dollars in assistance to the Palestinians and move forward with plans to reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Tuesday in the wake of a fragile cease-fire that halted the region's deadliest fighting in years. 

“This relief is urgent. We have to respond to the profound need to help people at this moment,” Blinken said in remarks alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, adding that the United States will work to "promote economic stability and progress in the West Bank and Gaza."

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