WH: 'Hamas is responsible' for deaths in Gaza

More than 50 people have been killed by the Israeli military after Palestinians protested the new location of the U.S. Embassy.
1:13 | 05/14/18

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We're aware the reports of continued violence in Gaza today. The responsibility. For these tragic deaths rests squarely with Hamas. Hamas is intentionally and cynically provoking this response. As a secretary of state said Israel has the right to defend itself. Well we believe that. You know Hamas is responsible for these cities tragic debts that there rather cynical. Exploitation the situation. It is what is what's leading to be Stetson often stop earth mover. It's program. No we we think that we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that Hamas. Is the one that frankly bear responsibility for the tax situation right now. Is this United States and watch peace plan. How does today's situation. I don't think it hurts that the peace plan. The peace plan will be introduced at the appropriate time. But on what today is about is following through what the president promised and beliefs and it's also recognition of reality. Adding we've four decades. In a walk on egg shells pretending that. Jerusalem isn't the capital of Israel when it obviously isn't this is just a recognition of reality.

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