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  7/17/2014, Tammuz 19, 5774

Obama: Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday reiterated that Washington supports Israel’s right to defend itself from Gaza rocket attacks, as he said he and the world were "heartbroken" by the deaths of civilians in Gaza.

According to AFP, Obama also said he backed Egypt's efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, offering Washington's full diplomatic support.