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Blinken talks to Israeli counterpart about regional conflict

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a phone conversation with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi expressed concerns regarding rocket attacks on Israel, spokesperson for the United States Department of State, Ned Price, said.

The two talked about the violence in the region with Blinken underscoring that Washington believes both Palestinians and Israelis should enjoy "equal measures of freedom, security, prosperity, and democracy."

The conversation is the first between the two sides since violence between Israel and Palestinian militants escalated. Hamas admitted to firing hundreds of rockets into Israel, which responded with deadly airstrikes. The clashes have resulted in over 30 casualties since Monday.

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