White House condemns Hamas for violating 'cease fire'
Incredibly, the White House has issued a statement condemning Hamas
for this morning's violation of the 'cease fire.'
House on Friday condemned a reported Hamas attack on Israeli soldiers
in Gaza as a violation of the newly reached humanitarian ceasefire and
called for the release of an abducted Israeli soldier.
declared a ceasefire over on Friday hours after it began, saying Hamas
militants attacked Israeli soldiers looking for tunnels in Gaza and
abducted one of them.
"That would be a rather barbaric violation of the ceasefire agreement," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on CNN.
called on Hamas to release the Israeli soldier. He said U.S. Secretary
of State John Kerry had already spoken to Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu about the next steps in the Gaza crisis.
United States urged the international community to condemn the Hamas
ceasefire violation in the "strongest possible terms," Earnest said.
we would encourage those who have influence with Hamas to get them back
on to the terms of the ceasefire and to get them to abide by the
agreements that they struck just yesterday," he said.
appears to be an absolutely outrageous action by Hamas, using the cover
of a ceasefire to conduct a surprise attack through a tunnel, killing
Israeli soldiers and perhaps taking one hostage," Tony Blinken, White
House deputy national security adviser, said on MSNBC. "We strongly,
strongly condemn it."
No more cease fires. Hamas must be destroyed.
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