U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner lashed out at Hamas, saying: "This is a situation that they've created by firing rockets on innocent Israeli civilians. You know, we obviously mourn civilian deaths on both sides. But the onus is on Hamas to stop its rocket attacks," Toner told reporters.
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