Meeting between Blinken and Abbas in Ramallah Gaza on November 5, 2023

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an "immediate end" to the bombings and has said that Gaza is "an integral part" of the Palestinian state so any role for the PA in governing Gaza would have to be part of a larger agreement. broad.

America's top diplomat Anthony Blinkenhas stated that the Palestinian Authority (PA) should play a central role in the future of the Gaza Stripon a day when has met with Iraqi leaders and has toured the region amid growing tensions over Israeli bombings.

Blinken met with King Abdullah II in Amman, Jordan, after passing through Israeli checkpoints to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbasin the city of Ramallahin the West Bank, and then traveled to Iraq.

It has been your second visit to the region since the Hamas militants who rule Gaza launched a surprise attack on Israel on October 7, killing 1,400 people and taking more than 240 hostage, according to Israel. In the subsequent bombings, Israel has already killed 9,770 Palestiniansalmost 4,000 of them children.

In a press conference from Baghdad, Blinken said that Palestinian opinions, voices and aspirations must be "at the center" of conversations about the future of Gaza.

On the other hand, Bliken has ceasefire rejected requested by the Arab nations yesterday, but added that they are seeking to "promote humanitarian pauses", something that Israel completely rejects.

"We will fully assume our responsibilities within the framework of a comprehensive political solution that includes the entire West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip"

In addition to trying to ensure that the conflict does not spread in the regionBlinken would be trying to start discussions about how Gaza could be governed after the total destruction of Hamaswhich according to Israel is its objective.

Blinken told Abbas that Washington believes the Palestinian Authority "should play a central role in what comes next in Gaza," a senior State Department official explained, adding that Abbas responded to Blinken that Gaza is "an integral part" of the state the Palestinians want and suggested that any PA role in governing Gaza would have to be part of a broader agreement on the decades-old conflict.

"We will fully assume our responsibilities within the framework of a comprehensive political solution that includes the entire West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip," Abbas said, quoted by the WAFA news agency.

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At the meeting, the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbashas asked Anthony Blinken an "immediate" ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

"How can we remain silent in the face of the slaughter of ten thousand Palestinians, including four thousand children, tens of thousands of wounded and the destruction of tens of thousands of homes, infrastructure, hospitals, shelter centers and water tanks?" has asked.

Abbas has demanded that the provision of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian enclave be accelerated, while he has also "categorically" rejected the forced displacement of the population in both Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem.

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