He said this during a press conference with Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

"We reject the statements of some Israeli ministers and lawmakers calling for the resettlement of Palestinians outside Gaza," RIA Novosti quoted Blinken as saying.

The Secretary of State stressed that Palestinians should be able to return to their homes as soon as conditions permit.

Earlier, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said that Israel was restricting the movement of residents of the Gaza Strip.