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US supports Israel 100pc over Gaza escalation, Trump says

Reuters | Published: May 06, 2019 11:05:35 | Updated: May 08, 2019 12:00:00


US President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Slovakia's Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US on May 3, 2019 — Reuters photo

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States fully supported Israel’s response to a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza and called for an end to the Palestinian militant attacks, warning Gazans such actions would bring them “nothing but more misery.”

“Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens.... To the Gazan people — these terrorist acts against Israel will bring you nothing but more misery. END the violence and work towards peace - it can happen!,” Trump said in a message on Twitter.

 

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