Blinken Hasn’t Seen Any Evidence On AP Gaza Building Strike

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during a joint press conference with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, following their meeting at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eigtveds Pakhus, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Monday, May 17, 2021. Blinken is seeing Danish leaders as well as top officials from Greenland and the Faeroe Islands in Copenhagen on Monday before he heads to Iceland for an Arctic Council meeting that will be marked by his first face-to-face talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a time of significantly heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he has not seen any Israeli evidence of Hamas operating in a Gaza office building hit by airstrike over the weekend that housed The Associated Press and other media. Blinken says he has asked Israel for justification for the strike. He spoke as pressure is increasing from U.S. lawmakers seeking a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Joe Biden has given no signs of stepping up public pressure on Israel to agree to an immediate cease-fire. Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes across Gaza and militants have launched more than 3,100 rockets into Israel since the fighting began.


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