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Hamas is to blame for Gaza violence: US

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The US today blamed for the latest violence in where more than 50 people died in Israeli firing amid demonstrations against the new

"We are aware of the reports of continued violence in today. The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests squarely with is intentionally and cynically provoking this response," told reporters.

And as the US said, has the "right to defend itself", Shah said in response to a question at the daily conference.

"We believe that you know Hamas is responsible for these tragic deaths, that their rather cynical exploitation of the situation, it is what's leading to these deaths and we want them to stop," he said.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 01:55 IST