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White House: Hamas to Blame for Violence in Gaza

"Hamas has intentionally and cynically provoking this response and, as the secretary of state said, Israel has the right to defend itself."

By NTK Staff | 05.14.2018 @3:11pm

White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said that Hamas is responsible for the violence and deaths in Gaza, and that Israel has the right to defend itself, during a press conference on Monday.

A reporter asked Shah about the violence that erupted in Gaza following the United States opening its embassy in Jerusalem, and whether President Trump is concerned about the violence and Israel’s response.

“The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests squarely with Hamas. Hamas has intentionally and cynically provoking this response and, as the secretary of state said, Israel has the right to defend itself,” Raj Shah said.

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