Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ankara on Monday, persevering with his second whirlwind tour of the Center East because the Israel-Gaza battle began. The shuttle diplomacy is geared toward deterring different international locations or armed teams from widening the battle, officers mentioned. CIA Director William J. Burns arrived in Israel on Sunday for talks with intelligence officers there and all through the area, in response to a U.S. official briefed on his journey. Web and communications companies have been step by step returning to elements of the Gaza Strip on Monday morning after a “full disruption” Sunday night time, Paltel, the primary Palestinian telecommunications supplier mentioned. The blackout was the third because the battle started.