State Department Condemns Hamas Rocket Attacks, Supports ‘Israel’s Right to Defend Itself’

Washington Free Beacon | 8/9/2018 | Jack Heretik
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BY: Jack Heretik

The State Department reacted Thursday to the latest round of rocket launches by terrorist group Hamas in Gaza and retaliatory airstrikes from Israel, reiterating America's support for Israel's right to self-defense.

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State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert was asked for reaction to the launch of a long-range missile by Hamas into Israel, which then led to Israeli airstrikes against what Israel said was a Hamas headquarters. Nauert first said that the State Department was fully monitoring the situation in Israel before reaffirming the United States' support of Israel's self-defense.

"It's a very concerning situation that is taking place in Gaza. Overall, we condemn the launching of missile attacks into Israel and call for an end to the destructive violence," Nauert said. "We've seen reports that 180 or so rocket attacks have taken place,...
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