Landing at Ben-Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Blinken was greeted by his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi.
Blinken will hold talks in Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan as part of the tour, where issues of support for the ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas on May 21 and the delivery of aid humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip will be the order of the day.
Blinken is expected to travel to Ramallah and meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtiyye after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Ashkenazi today.
The US Secretary of State will later visit Egypt and Jordan.
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The Israeli attack on Masjid al-Aqsa worshipers in occupied East Jerusalem during Ramadan and plans to force residents of Sheikh Cerrah neighborhood from their homes have increased tension in the area.
Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip allowed Israeli police to withdraw from Masjid al-Aqsa and the Sheikh Cerrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem until 6 p.m. local time on Monday, May 10.
After the Israeli police failed to withdraw from Masjid al-Aqsa and Sheikh Jarrah, Palestinian resistance groups fired numerous rockets at Israel.
Thereupon, the IDF announced that a military operation called “Guardian of the Walls” had been launched against the Gaza Strip.
Under pressure from the United States, Israel concluded a ceasefire with Palestinian resistance groups mediated by Egypt on May 21.