Deer preparing to impose visa restrictions on residents of Israel involved in attacks against Palestinians in West Bank occupied, a senior State Department official indicated Friday.
The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, He announced the move to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a meeting on Thursday in Jerusalem, according to the same source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
These sanctions, he specified, could take place starting next week, but he could not specify how many would be affected.
The man in charge made these statements in front of journalists accompanying the head of US diplomacy in Dubai, where you will participate in COP28 within the framework of a debate on food security and climate.
Blinken is also due to participate in a meeting with his counterparts from several Arab countries on the sidelines of the conference. UN for climate.
- On Thursday in Israel, the Secretary of State urged the Israeli justice system to prosecute “extremist citizens who commit acts of violence against Palestinians in West Bank“, at a time when these attacks have increased since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas on October 7.
The United States has condemned settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and called on Israeli authorities to end it.
“We expect the Israeli government take additional steps to end it. And at the same time, we are evaluating the steps we can take. “Blinken stated in a press conference on Thursday in Tel Aviv.