Obama condemns Gaza rocket fire on south Israel

US President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned the firing of two rockets from Gaza into southern Israel, saying the territory’s Hamas rulers were responsible for stopping it.

By (AFP)

Published: Thu 21 Mar 2013, 6:05 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:52 PM

“We saw the continuing threat from Gaza again overnight with the rockets which targeted Sderot.

“We condemn this violation of this important ceasefire that protects both Israelis and Palestinians, a violation that Hamas has a responsibility to prevent,” he said of a ceasefire deal which ended eight days of bloodshed in November.

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