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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, reiterating their condemnation of Hamas’ terrorist attacks on Israel. The Secretary called for an immediate cessation of these attacks and the release of all hostages. The Secretary reiterated U.S. support for Israel’s right to defend itself and welcomed continued French engagement alongside other European allies and partners toward our shared goal of ending Hamas’ violence.

U.S. Department of State

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