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US welcomes Israeli plan to boost Gaza aid but says 'proof is in the results'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken welcomed Israel's moves to reopen the Erez crossing and using the Ashdod port to allow aid into Gaza, but seemed to remain cautious.

"Really the proof is in the results, and we will see those unfold in the coming days, in the coming weeks," he said, speaking alongside EU leaders in Belgium.

The recent Israeli decision came after a call between US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday, in which the former pressed heavily on the need for more humanitarian aid to reach civilians in Gaza.