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Kerry condemns Hamas after collapse of cease-fire
Kerry condemns Hamas after collapse of cease-fire

Secretary of State John F. Kerry pointedly blamed Hamas for the quick collapse of a cease fire Friday in Gaza, condemning an attack by the Palestinian militant group on Israeli soldiers as an "outrageous violation." Kerry did not call for a renewal of the 72-hour cease fire that he had announced Thursday evening, saying instead that the international community should "redouble efforts to end the tunnel and rocket attacks by Hamas terrorists on Israel, and the suffering and loss of civilian life." The statement appeared to put the Obama administration back onto the same page as Israel's government after several days of mounting strains in the relationship. Kerry...

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