Jerusalem (CNN)The United States will make “significant contributions” to rebuilding Gaza which will be announced later Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in Jerusalem.
Blinken said the US would “work to ensure that Hamas does not benefit” from the aid.
Blinken said the losses on both sides in the conflict between Israel and Hamas were “profound.”
“Casualties are often reduced to numbers. But behind every number is a human being — a daughter, a son, a father, a mother, a grandparent, a best friend. And as the Talmud teaches, to lose a life is to lose the while world, whether that life is Palestinian or Israeli,” Blinken said.
Israeli strikes during the recent conflict killed at least 232 Palestinians, including 65 children, according to the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza. At least 12 people i
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