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White House holds Hamas responsible for the Palestinian deaths in Gaza

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe White House blamed Hamas for the violence that erupted on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel today in response to the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

“We are aware of reports of violence in Gaza today … The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests with Hamas,” said US presidential spokesman Raj Shah in a press conference today.

Shah said violence in Gaza was a “repulsive propaganda attack” and would not affect the peace plan.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the death of more than 50 people and injuring more than 2400 others, shot by the Israeli army in clashes broke out today in the eastern Gaza Strip during their participation in the “Great Return March.”