While visiting Israel, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was compelled to seek safety in a bomb bunker after Hamas fired a flurry of rockets against the nation’s main cities.
The spokesperson for the State Dept., Matthew Miller, said, “United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken along with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu had to seek shelter inside a bunker immediately after rocket sirens sounded in Tel Aviv this week.”
Miller claimed that in order to continue their talks, Blinken, Netanyahu, along with other officials had subsequently moved to an Israel Defense Forces command center.
In the aftermath of the horrific terror assault by the Palestinian terror group Hamas, which left over 4,100 Israelis injured and 1,400 Israeli casualties, Blinken traveled to Israel this past week to offer U.S. solidarity.
He also went to a number of Arab cities in the area to call for an end to terrorism and talk about how to help Palestinian people in need.
The Israeli government, the Knesset, had to go into a bomb shelter for a short time before they could continue their work because of rocket strikes from Hamas. The president of Israel, Isaac Herzog, and the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, were both there.
Hundreds of thousands of rockets and mortars have been fired at Israeli civilians and troops by Hamas over the years, and many soldiers and citizens have been abducted. As a result, Israel is planning a land invasion of Gaza to get rid of Hamas.