In a guest article in the Washington Post, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken promotes Israel’s support in the fight against Hamas and simultaneous aid for the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. Cutting aid to the more than two million Palestinians there, as some members of the US Congress have demanded, would be a serious mistake, writes Blinken. This could undermine Israel’s security and threaten stability in the region. In addition, the management of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is also consistent with the deepest principles of the USA, according to which every civilian life is equally valuable and equally worthy of protection. The people in the Gaza Strip cannot be held responsible for Hamas’ terrorist attacks, but are victims and must be protected. Therefore, water, medicine, fuel and other humanitarian aid necessary for survival must be significantly increased and reach Gaza immediately, said Blinken.
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