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lapucelle

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Fri Dec 1, 2023, 10:47 PM Dec 2023

Blinken Says Hamas Is Responsible for Resumption of Fighting [View all]

Blinken Says Hamas Is Responsible for Resumption of Fighting

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken blamed Hamas for the broken truce on Friday and said that he was already seeing signs that Israel had taken new steps to protect civilians as it resumed its military campaign.

Speaking just before his departure from Dubai at the end of a two-day Middle East visit, Mr. Blinken said it was “important to understand why the pause came to an end: It came to an end because of Hamas. Hamas reneged on commitments it made.”

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Mr. Blinken noted that, hours before the early morning rupture of the seven-day pause, Hamas “committed an atrocious terrorist attack in Jerusalem,” killing three people on Thursday. Israeli authorities said two Palestinian gunmen opened fire near a bus stop on the outskirts of Jerusalem in an attack that also wounded six others.

Mr. Blinken added that Hamas also fired rockets into Israel on Friday and failed to free hostages it had pledged to release.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/30/world/middleeast/blinken-hamas-israel-truce.html

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Of Course HAMAS Is the REASON the CeaseFire is OVER.. they Made Sure of THAT & Cha Dec 2023 #1
Yup. Igel Dec 2023 #2
The media is intentionally Stupid. .. There must be Cha Dec 2023 #4
Editors. Igel Dec 2023 #19
... Cha Dec 2023 #22
It's not only the media being stupid. Oopsie Daisy Dec 3 #33
I know.. Cha Dec 3 #35
Meanwhile, Israel now confirms 7 more hostages dead. madaboutharry Dec 2023 #3
Gonna make for an interesting exchange to get those bodies back. CincyDem Dec 2023 #27
Was it ever going to be otherwise? Prairie Gates Dec 2023 #5
This mess is taking a toll on Blinken. ShazzieB Dec 2023 #6
This Cannot be blamed on Israel.. SOS Blinken has Spoken.. Cha Dec 2023 #7
Agree... Mike Nelson Dec 2023 #8
Yes, Hamas violated the ceasefire. Just as they violated the previous ceasefire on 10/7. emulatorloo Dec 2023 #9
"Hamas Breaks Yet Another Cease Fire, Causing Renewed Concern for Civilian Deaths" lapucelle Dec 2023 #10
Israeli casualties Mz Pip Dec 2023 #16
We need to go after MAGA with the same vigor Marcus IM Dec 2023 #31
Hamas is a sick bunch gulliver Dec 2023 #11
Yeah the protesters Need to talk to HAMAS. nt Cha Dec 2023 #29
Kicking for What SOS Blinken has to say.. Cha Dec 2023 #12
Thanks Cha. Hamas broke another cease fire with yet another terrorist attack lapucelle Dec 2023 #13
HAMAS is Criminally Insane and Should Cha Dec 2023 #14
K&R brer cat Dec 2023 #15
TY brer cat Cha Dec 2023 #18
K&R EllieBC Dec 2023 #17
This is gonna make Israel haters salty. nt LexVegas Dec 2023 #20
Yeah they ca take Cha Dec 2023 #23
In other news, water is wet. BlueTsunami2018 Dec 2023 #21
Rec Yes! Hamas needs to be eliminated. Cha Dec 2023 #24
So HAMAS sheshe2 Dec 2023 #25
Agree debm55 Dec 2023 #26
Rec Yes, she! Excellent Roundup of WHY No One Cha Dec 2023 #28
They, HAMAS, can't be trusted. sheshe2 Dec 2023 #30
K&R betsuni Dec 2023 #32
Hamas started this war and Hamas broke the pause conditions LetMyPeopleVote Dec 3 #34
Rec TY! Cha Dec 4 #36
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