His trip comes days after the announcement of Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza Strip.
USA secretary of state justifies Israeli violence in Gaza, quotes Jewish text Talmud and reiterates Washington's foreign policy support for Israel after its bombardment of Palestinians. "And that begins with tackling the grave humanitarian situation in Gaza and starting to rebuild", he said.
Biden announced his visit and Blinken said he would work with local partners on "coordinated worldwide efforts to ensure immediate assistance to Gaza".
"We will work with our partners, closely with all to ensure that Hamas does not benefit from the reconstruction assistance", Blinken said. Hamas does not recognize Israel's right to exist.
US President Joe Biden said Blinken would meet "with Israeli leaders about our ironclad commitment to Israel's security", as well as seeking to rebuild ties with the Palestinians. The Biden administration had initially hoped to avoid being drawn into the intractable conflict and focus on other foreign policy priorities before the violence broke out. Netanyahu, meanwhile, is fighting for his political life after a fourth inconclusive election in two years.
In the night of Sunday to Monday, Israeli forces rounded up 43 Palestinians in a crackdown in occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners Club said.
The stabbing took place near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in east Jerusalem, where dozens of Palestinian families face the threat of eviction by Jewish settlers, one of the underlying triggers of the recent violence. The evictions were put on hold just before the Gaza fighting erupted, but the legal process is set to resume in the coming weeks.
On Monday, the ministry said in a statement that two young men succumbed to their critical wounds as a result of the Israeli airstrikes, adding that the corpses of four Palestinians were retrieved from under building rubbles.
Hours before Blinken's arrival, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli security sources said. The Israeli army referred questions to the Border Police, which did not respond to requests for comment.
Instead, will head to Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who has no power in Gaza.
Abbas, who canceled the Palestinian elections for the first time in 15 years last month, saw the collapse of the Fatah movement suffering an embarrassing defeat, but many Palestinians believe it has lost all legitimacy. A crowd of worshippers at Al-Aqsa chanted against his Palestinian Authority and in support of Hamas on Friday. "He will engage other key partners in the region, including on the coordinated global effort to ensure immediate assistance reaches Gaza in a way that benefits the people there and not Hamas, and on reducing the risk of further conflict in the coming months", said the president. Blinken will also visit neighbouring Egypt and Jordan, which have acted as mediators in the conflict.
The association, which represents some 1,500 firms and 400,000 workers, said the loss was mostly due to employees choosing to stay at home due to the almost nonstop rocket fire from Gaza.
The administration defended the response by saying it was engaged in a strong but quiet high-level diplomacy to support the ceasefire.