The United States Department of State defended Israel after a recent barrage of Hamas rocket attacks against civilian targets Friday, blasting Hamas and other terror organizations in the region after 19 were hurt when missiles smashed into a children’s playground.
“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,” said State Dept. spokesperson Heather Nauert. “We’ve seen reports that 180 or so rocket attacks have taken place, shot from Gaza into Israel and we fully support Israel’s right to defend itself and to take actions to prevent provocations of that nature.”
“Let’s not forget that Hamas bears ultimate responsibility for the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza,” Nauert added. “It’s a tremendous concern of ours.”
Watch Nauert’s comments above.