U.S.: 'We fully support Israel's right to defend itself'

May 5, 2019 01:44
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"The United States strongly condemns the ongoing barrage of rocket attacks by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad from Gaza upon innocent civilians and their communities across Israel," the United States government stated on Saturday night.

"We call on those responsible for the violence to cease this aggression immediately," the statement continued. "We stand with Israel and fully support its right to self defense against these abhorrent attacks."The statement also noted that US citizens should exercise caution and remain alert to emergency situations, as noted in the State Department Travel Advisory.

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