Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to Demonstrators – United States Department of State

Secretary Blinken: I just want to let you know that I had the opportunity to meet the families of some of the hostages, as I do on every visit to Israel, and certainly as President Biden has done and many of my colleagues have done. And I just wanted to share with you what I just shared with them: Bringing our loved ones home is at the center of everything we’re trying to do, and we won’t rest until every Someone – man, woman, soldier, civilian, young, old – has returned home. There is a very strong offer on the table at this time. Hamas needs to say yes and it needs to be done. This is our determination, and we will not rest, we will not stop until you are reunited with your loved ones. So please stay strong, keep the faith. We’ll be with you every day until we get it done. Thank you.