White House: Hamas blamed for situation in Gaza

White House: Hamas blamed for situation in Gaza

World May 14, 2018 20:27

washington - The Palestinian radical Islamist group Hamas is responsible for the violence that erupted in Gaza around the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday and led to dozens of deaths, said the White House.

'We are aware of the reports of ongoing violence in Gaza today,' said White House spokesman Raj Shah during a regular press conference. 'The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests entirely with Hamas. Hamas deliberately provokes this reaction. '

But the current escalation will not harm the peace plan, Shah said. This peace plan of the American government will be presented at an appropriate time. On the question of whether the US calls Israel to restraint in view of the many deaths during Monday's skirmishes, Shah said that was not necessary. 'Hamas is responsible. ''

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