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U.S. Pressed Israel to Reduce Civilian Suffering in Gaza, Blinken Says
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken described the war’s toll on civilians in Gaza as “gut-wrenching” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
What we’re seeing every single day in Gaza, it’s gut-wrenching. And the suffering we’re seeing among innocent men, women and children breaks my heart. The question is: What is to be done? We’ve made judgments about how we thought we could be most effective in trying to shape this in ways to get more humanitarian assistance to people, to get better protections and minimize civilian casualties. And at every step along the way, not only have we impressed upon Israel its responsibilities to do that, we’ve seen some progress in areas where, absent our engagement, I don’t believe it would have happened.