, May 26th, a comprehensive report, US Secretary of State Blinken said on the 25th that the United States will fully assist in the reconstruction of the hard-hit Gaza and support the ceasefire between Israel and the armed organization Hamas.

He also stated that the U.S. government plans to reopen the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem to restore U.S. relations with Palestine.

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  A new round of serious conflict broke out between Palestine and Israel on May 10, and a ceasefire began on the 21st.

Brinken set off on a visit to the Middle East on the 24th to meet with Palestinian and Israeli leaders.

  Brinken and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu stated at a joint press conference that when the international community provides assistance to rebuild Gaza, the United States will not allow Hamas to benefit from it.

He said: "We will work closely with all partners to ensure that Hamas will not benefit from reconstruction assistance."

  Netanyahu warned that if Hamas violates the ceasefire agreement, Israel will retaliate heavily.

  Brinken did not meet with Hamas on this trip.

He said earlier that the purpose of this trip was to support "efforts to consolidate the ceasefire."

He reiterated: "The United States fully supports Israel's right to self-defense."

  In addition, after meeting with Palestinian President Abbas that day, Brinken announced that the U.S. government plans to reopen the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem to restore relations between the U.S. and Palestine.

  According to reports, the US Consulate General in Jerusalem has been dealing exclusively with Palestinian affairs for decades, just like the embassy in Palestine.

During the Trump administration, the United States demoted the Consulate General in Jerusalem and incorporated it into the U.S. Embassy in Israel, becoming the "Palestinian Affairs Department" of the embassy.