Earlier today, Secretary Hagel spoke with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon. Minister Ya’alon updated Secretary Hagel on the ceasefire. Secretary Hagel reiterated his support for Egypt’s mediation efforts and underscored the importance of achieving a sustainable outcome that ensures Israel’s security and addresses Gaza‘s humanitarian crisis. The secretary and the minister agreed to continue working closely on the broad range of security issues facing the United States and Israel and agreed to speak again soon.
Release No: NR-428-14
August 13, 2014