He accompanied President Joe Biden to conferences with Israeli authorities officers and victims during the US leader’s one-day visit to Tel Aviv on Oct 18.
The shock cross-border assault by Hamas militants killed greater than 1,400 individuals in keeping with Israeli officers, whereas greater than 230 individuals – some Americans – have been taken hostage.
Israel’s retaliatory bombardment has killed greater than 8,500 individuals, in keeping with the Gaza well being ministry, sparking widespread anger within the area and all over the world.
The US is Israel’s largest supporter, offering it with substantial military aid.
Biden has requested Congress to go further funding for Israel in addition to Ukraine.
Blinken on Tuesday was on the US Capitol to defend the funding request, however the Senate listening to was repeatedly interrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters, a few of whom cried out “Ceasefire now”, “Palestinians usually are not animals” and “Disgrace on you all” earlier than being faraway from the room.
Throughout the listening to Blinken additionally mentioned what may come after the present battle, saying the Palestinian Authority ought to retake management of the Gaza Strip from Hamas, which has dominated the territory since 2007.