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Blinken Warned “Israel”: Sheikh Jarrah Evictions To Spark New Violence

Blinken Warned “Israel”: Sheikh Jarrah Evictions To Spark New Violence
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By Staff, Agencies 

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned the “Israeli” entity this week that moving forward with a series of evictions of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood could spark renewed “tension, conflict and war.”

Blinken passed along the message in-person during his visit to the region, he told the Axios news site in a phone interview Thursday while flying back to the US.

“We raised the concerns that we have on all sides with actions that in the first instance could spark tension, conflict and war and also ultimately undermine even further the difficult prospects for two states,” the Biden administration’s top diplomat said.

While in the apartheid “Israeli” entity on Tuesday and Wednesday, Blinken met with Zionist President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, War Minister Benny Gantz and opposition chairman Yair Lapid. 

The secretary told Axios that he raised the “evictions of Palestinians from their homes where they lived for decades and generations, the demolitions of housing… and of course everything that took place on and around the ‘Temple Mount’.”