Blinken took to Twitter to announce his plans.
At the request of President Biden, I am traveling to Jerusalem, Ramallah, Cairo, and Amman to meet with the parties to support their efforts to solidify a ceasefire. The United States has engaged in intensive diplomacy to bring an end to the hostilities and reduce tensions.— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) May 24, 2021
The White House confirmed Blinken's plans to pay a visit to the Middle East later this week.
I have asked Secretary Blinken to travel to the Middle East to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and other key partners. He will discuss our continued commitment to Israel’s security and the coordinated effort to ensure assistance reaches Gaza. https://t.co/Mg6X0qvt7L— President Biden (@POTUS) May 24, 2021
This comes days after Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire following 11 days of fighting that left 243 Palestinians and 13 Israelis dead.
Commenting on the ceasefire on Sunday, Blinken said that the Biden administration supports a "two-state solution" of the conflict, which envisions an independent State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel, stressing that Washington would seek "equal measures of security" for Israelis and Palestinians.