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US Holds Hamas Responsible for All Rocket Attacks on Israel


Asst State Dept Spokesman Marie Harf tells press corps on Aug. 1 of embassy closures on Sunday, Aug. 4

State Dept Spokeswoman Marie Harf.

The United States holds Hamas accountable for all rocket attacks on Israel, U.S. State Dept. spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters at the daily oppress briefing Tuesday.

Asked if the rockets that broke the cease-fire were launched from Gaza, she said, “It came from Gaza, and Hamas has responsibility for Gaza.”

Harf also that there has been no agreement on re-opening border crossings.

Hamas immediately denied responsibility for the first rockets that rained on Be’er Sheva late Tuesday afternoon, six hours before the latest 24-hour truce was set to expire.

At least eight rockets were fired on southern Israel during the afternoon and the evening.

Thousands of soldiers, including Reservists, still are deployed along the Gaza front although most tanks and armored personnel carriers were transported back to the Golan Heights immediately after the first cease-fire was announced two weeks ago.

Each transport of a tank costs around $3,000, and if the IDF has to bring them back to Gaza, the round-trip cost will reach millions of dollars.

If the tanks are needed, someone is going to have to a lot of explaining to answer why the military got so over-excited over the cease-fire and showed its cards to Hamas by pulling out heavy equipment long before there was any evidence that the cease-fire would hold.

Hamas has failed to honor dozens of cease-fires the past several years, with one exception being the five-day truce that expired shortly before midnight Monday and was extended for 24 hours, until it was broken Tuesday afternoon.

The Israeli government kept its word that there will be no negotiations with Hamas, though Egyptian mediation, even if there is one rocket attack, and it ordered negotiators to return home.

Hamas still is acting as if it has the upper hand and warned that it has made its final offer to Israel, through Egypt, for a longer-term cease-fire.

The gimmick is an old one for Hamas. It creates a situation whereby it knows Israel cannot negotiate, in this case because it under rocket attacks, and then makes an offer that cannot be discussed. The next step is to blame Israel.

No one is buying it.

 

 

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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47 Responses to “US Holds Hamas Responsible for All Rocket Attacks on Israel”

  1. Wov! I didn’t know that they came from gaza. Thx US

  2. Is dis delivery em em, sincere?

  3. so THAT’s where the rockets are coming from? good to know….

  4. Dan Summer says:

    Fck em up good this time Bibi

  5. Ronnie Pleet says:

    But Obama withholds Hellfire’s which help Israel defense

  6. Ronnie Pleet says:

    Such deceitful publicity

  7. Eva Perl says:

    Was it ever any doubt at all ?

  8. Dont trust a terrorists

  9. Obama must have been jumped on to allow that.

  10. Geela Gordon says:

    since us holds hamas responsible for rocket attacts on israel the us should give the missiles Israel needs to defend its self aganist hamas

  11. Geela Gordon says:

    since us holds hamas responsible for rocket attacts on israel the us should give the missiles Israel needs to defend its self aganist hamas

  12. Did Obama have a brain transplant? He finally realized that Hamas Lies and uses crowded areas to shoot his rockets.

  13. At last she has spoken the truth.

  14. At last she has spoken the truth.

  15. Julie Nolan says:

    Well better late then never I guess but really they could have done more to show our support for our allies!!! Thanks for finally joining the rest of us

  16. Obarfa is an ally of the Muslim brotherhood!!!

  17. Obarfa is an ally of the Muslim brotherhood!!!

  18. AJ Jay says:

    Hamas just don’t care you hold him responsible or not…!!! Support Israel 100%. only Israel can rescue the Gazans from the grip of the evil terrorist…!!! The people in Gaza deserve a better protection and education which they can never get as long as Hamas is alive or in Gaza. Destroy the evil and let there be peace.

  19. AJ Jay says:

    Hamas just don’t care you hold him responsible or not…!!! Support Israel 100%. only Israel can rescue the Gazans from the grip of the evil terrorist…!!! The people in Gaza deserve a better protection and education which they can never get as long as Hamas is alive or in Gaza. Destroy the evil and let there be peace.

  20. about time US came to its senses–our government is so bad right now

  21. about time US came to its senses–our government is so bad right now

  22. …but he’s bombing ISIS Muslims in Iraq to protect Christians.1+1=3?

  23. Use your brain. Obama is bombing Muslim terrorists in Iraq to save Christians. Obama just has no control over Israelis and he couldn’t deal with that. But do check under your couch, bed, in the closet, and listen for garbage can lids to make sure Obama is coming after you!

  24. Tony Mark says:

    Could someone please ask the UN to speak up… Their voices cannot be heard this side of the Atlantic…will the UN and the rest of the Bigoted and Hypocritical Left , now rightfully condemn the Hamas for this 11th breach of a Cease Fire????or are they waiting for the Palestinian Body count from the Palestinian Minister of Health to once again give them the “figures “??????

  25. Sure they do. That is why Obama is holding up weapons that Israel needs.

  26. The US better! I am fed up with velvet gloves for HAMAS. HAMAS ARE FILTH!

  27. Hey, I know, Muslim terrorists in Iraq are the same ilk as Hamas, Hizbullah, and the rest. The US is just a little slow. Obama is a Muslim who likes to kill Muslims just in certain places? Maybe he likes only Muslims who have credit cards, tan jackets, and freckles? C’mon. Obama is not a Muslim. He is worse–an American, Christian, political opportunist like all the rest. He however likes Jews like all Christians–if he can use them and manipulate them for his own political purposes and otherwise. Obama could not make Netanyahu tow his line and so he “punished” him. President as bastard–wow, that’s something so new!!! I just wonder how much film of Hamas rockets it took to trace them back to Gaza!!! Eureka!!!!! (And it took only a month and a half!!) Hey State Department–where do babies come from?? I need to know in a few months.

  28. So r they going to hold hamas responsible for WAR CRIMES AGAINST ISRAEL AND THE INNOCENT IN GASA !!!?

  29. Really? those rockets are coming from Gazza. Well, how about that. How did we find that out?.

  30. It is about time that someone held them responsible for their own actions.

  31. But still Obama holds back Hellfire missiles for Israel to defend itself

  32. wow, a change of heart or hey see their poll numbers dropping.

  33. Hamas responsible? Word had it, Kerry was to claimed the Israelis were sneaking into Gaza and firing rockets at themselves.

  34. Really…. finally?? So now we should continue to provide Israel with the rockets they need to defend and protect themselves, right?

  35. It’s about time the US woke up!

  36. Subject: Hard to argue with this
    Islam; a German view!!!
    Hard to argue with this:
    A German’s View on Islam – worth reading. This is one of the best explanations of the Muslim terrorist situation. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read.

    The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist. A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

    ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come.’

    ‘My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

    ‘We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is a religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.’

    ‘The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.’

    ‘The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China ‘s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.’

    ‘The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda , which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

    ‘History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.’

    ‘Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.’

    ‘Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public schools in Ontario , and, yes, in Ottawa , too, while the Lord’s Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.’

    ‘In Australia , and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.’

    ‘In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of “no-go” zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.’

    ‘As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts – the fanatics who threaten our way of life.’

    Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.

    Extend yourself a bit and send this on. Let us hope that thousands world-wide read this, think about it, and send it on before it’s too late, and we are silenced because we were silent!!!

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