Jerusalem (EMS). The visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has raised hopes of a ceasefire in Gaza. Let us tell you that Palestinians hope that Blinken's visit to West Asia will pave the way for a ceasefire in Gaza. In such a situation, the Rafah refugee area of Gaza will be saved from the action of the Israeli army. Rafah, near the border with Egypt, is the city where about one million people from other cities of Gaza have been sent to seek refuge. But now the Israeli army is preparing for ground action by saying that Hamas fighters are hiding there. According to the information received, to reduce the tension prevailing in West Asia, US Secretary of State Blinken's tour has started and he has reached Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
Blinken's first attempt is to reduce tensions there and talk about the release of Israeli hostages from Gaza so that Israel can be prepared for a longer ceasefire there. Let us tell you that Hamas wants a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, hence it is putting on hold the release of 130 Israeli hostages. It is noteworthy that these hostages were abducted by its fighters during the attack on Israeli cities on October 7. Blinken's latest visit comes as the impact of the Gaza war is reaching Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and the Red Sea.