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Kerry condemns ‘outrageous’ Gaza truce violations

/ 11:57 PM August 01, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry is condemning an “outrageous” violation by Palestinian militants of the Gaza cease-fire he helped to broker. Kerry is demanding the immediate release of an Israeli soldier apparently abducted by the radical Hamas movement.

Kerry released a statement Friday. He says the militant attack was an affront to the assurances that both sides had given to the United Nations about respecting the cease-fire. Kerry is demanding that Hamas move to “immediately and unconditionally release” the missing Israeli soldier. The attack also killed two Israeli soldiers.

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Kerry says he has spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the developments, which led Israel to declare the cease-fire over. Kerry says it would be a “tragedy” if the attack led to more violence and suffering.

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