Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that he wants to continue discussions on the “next phase” in the Gaza Strip, according to the office of the Israeli prime minister, Report informs referring to TASS.

“We want to discuss the next phase. This is a summary of what we want to discuss with you and what we have already begun to discuss. I would like to express our gratitude for your support from the very beginning – to the president, to you personally and to your entourage in the war to eliminate Hamas and secure the release of our hostages,” Netanyahu told Blinken.