UK: Hamas blamed for Middle East crisis Hamas bears “principal responsibility” for the escalating crisis between Gaza and Israel, Downing Street has said.

Number 10 also called rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas “completely unacceptable”. It said Prime Minister David Cameron was “extremely concerned” by the escalation in violence.

Number 10 said Mr Cameron spoke to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone to discuss the situation following Israel’s assassination of Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas military chief, in a drone strike on his car on Wednesday.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Prime Minister spoke to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening to discuss the situation in Gaza and southern Israel. The Prime Minister said that he was extremely concerned by the dangerous situation and deeply sorry for the loss of civilian life on both sides.

“He said the rocket attacks from Gaza into southern Israel by Hamas and other armed groups were completely unacceptable and that the increasing frequency of rocket attacks in recent days was the immediate cause of the situation. He made clear that Hamas bears the principal responsibility for crisis.

Picture by Qasim Rasheed: Muslim IQ


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