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In Gaza, Palestinian indifference to Blinken's visit to Israel, West Bank

The armed factions in the Gaza Strip are not paying much attention to the visit of the US secretary of state to the region, and vowed continued retaliation against the Israeli military operations in the West Bank.
Palestinians celebrate in Gaza City on January 27, 2023, following a shooting attack by gunman outside an east Jerusalem synagogue. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)

GAZA CITY — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will not be going to Gaza on his visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week, and Gazans are showing a level of apathy as well as resentment at Washington's support for Israel in the conflict. 

The visit, which comes on the heels of the worst escalation in over a year between Israelis and Palestinians, is seen by those inside the Hamas-controlled enclave as further proof of US support for Israel.

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