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U.S. State Dept. spokesperson Heather Nauert

The United States said it was “deeply saddened” by the loss of life in Gaza on Friday (March 30) following clashes at the border with Israel after tens of thousands of Gazans tried to storm the security fence along the border, led by the region’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization. The term “Great March of Return” was clearly avoided.

“We are deeply saddened by loss of life in #Gaza today,” tweeted U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, recently appointed to become the State Department Undersecretary. “We urge those involved to take steps to lower tensions. Int’l community is focused on taking steps that will improve the lives of the Palestinians and is working on a plan for peace. Violence furthers neither of those goals,” she pointed out.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.