US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the American University in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Israel-Palestine visit comes amid soaring tensions

The top diplomat's visit comes amid heightened tensions after Israeli soldiers sealed off the family home Sunday of a 21-year-old Palestinian, Khayri Alqam, who killed seven people near a synagogue in east Jerusalem on Friday.