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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell.  Secretary Blinken and High Representative Borrell discussed the situation in Gaza amid Israeli military operations following Hamas’s brutal terrorist attack. The Secretary reiterated the importance of protecting civilian lives and providing sustained humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people.  The Secretary affirmed our priority to ensure the safe departure of foreign citizens from Gaza and the release of all hostages.

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