Blinken: US Remains Very Concerned About Escalating Violence In Middle East

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is very concerned about escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians. 

Speaking in Denmark, Blinken lamented the loss of life and expressed alarm about medical personnel and journalists being put at risk. 

Blinken said the U.S. and allies are intensely focused on diplomatic efforts to encourage de-escalation. He also insisted Israel has the right to defend itself.

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