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Video: Families of detainees demonstrate in Tel Aviv in front of a hotel hosting meetings between Blinken

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Dozens of families of Israeli detainees held by Hamas demonstrated in Gaza and carried banners and flags demanding their return, coinciding with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s meetings with Israeli officials in Tel Aviv.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held talks with Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid in Tel Aviv on the second day of his recent tour of the Middle East.

The previous day, Blinken met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant after talks in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to advance the proposal, which faces new uncertainty in the wake of the operation to free the four Israeli detainees that resulted in the killing and wounding of hundreds of Palestinians and tensions. In the Netanyahu government.

Dozens of families and supporters of Israeli hostages detained in the Gaza Strip demonstrated and carried banners and flags demanding their return, coinciding with the meetings of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Tel Aviv.

The demonstrators gathered outside a hotel in Tel Aviv that was scheduled to host US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and other officials for talks.

The US Secretary of State urged senior Israeli officials to accept and implement the post-war plan for Gaza, while calling for more international pressure on Hamas to agree to the ceasefire proposal recently approved by the UN Security Council.

This is the eighth time that Blinken has visited the Middle East since the outbreak of the war on Gaza in October.

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