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  7/16/2014, Tammuz 18, 5774

PM: We Tried to Find a Solution, but Hamas Refused


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that “There are those in the world who understand our operation against Hamas, an organization interested in launching rockets at our cities and hurting our citizens, in committing war crimes.”

Netanyahu explained that “We tried t find a solution for the situation. Yesterday, Egypt offered its initiative for a ceasefire. Israel accepted this suggestion but Hamas refused. Hamas is responsible for the deaths of innocent Palestinian Arabs, who were killed while serving as human shields. I believe that the entire international community must condemn Hamas for its crimes… Israel will continue to act until peace and tranquility return. It is our right.”