RESPONSIBILITY FOR GAZA DEATHS 'SQUARELY WITH HAMAS,' WHITE HOUSE SAYS:

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The deaths of 59 Gazan protesters along Israel's border are "tragic," but ultimately the responsibility of Hamas – not Israeli defense forces, the Trump administration said on Mon.14 May 2018. Riots in the coastal strip flared on Monday in response to the opening of a new USA embassy in Jerusalem. Israelis say the ancient city is their undivided capital, and will remain so; but Palestinians insist on having a capital of their own in its eastern districts in the event of a two-state solution to the conflict. The White House has blamed Hamas, a terrorist organization that governs the Strip, for stoking violent protests against Israel that have goaded Israeli security forces. "We believe that Hamas as an organization is engaged in cynical action that is leading to these deaths," Raj Shah, a deputy press secretary at the White House, told reporters. "The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests squarely with Hamas."

Danny Danon, Israeli Ambassador to the UN, has called on the Security Council to condemn Hamas. He said, "Not only does Hamas incite tens of thousands of Palestinians to breach the border and hurt Israeli civilians, but Hamas also deliberately endangers Palestinian civilians. The murder of Israeli civilians or deaths of the people of Gaza – each one of them is a desirable outcome for Hamas." Danon concluded, "Every casualty on the border is a victim of Hamas’ war crimes, every death is a result of Hamas’ terror activity, and these casualties are solely Hamas’ responsibility.” (J.Post/Ynet) Intercede for the protection of Israel's southern borders from Palestinian violence and infiltration. Pray also that the foreign media outlets will not twist what are clearly murderous intents and violent acts on the part of the Palestinians, and make it seem as though it is all Israel’s fault. This is the normal pattern in so many anti-Israel press reports.

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