Blinken says US still pushing for Gaza ceasefire deal

By Thomson Reuters Mar 21, 2024 | 1:34 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday the United States was continuing to push for an agreement on the release of hostages and a ceasefire in Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza amid ongoing talks in Doha.

Blinken said there remains difficult work to get to an agreement but “I continue to believe it’s possible.”

Blinken also said Israel still needs to do more to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, David Ljunggren and Simon Lewis; Editing by Chris Reese)