Australia Blames Hamas for Gaza Deaths

(The Australian) Primrose Riordan - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has blamed Hamas for the loss of life in Gaza on Monday. "Any loss of life like this is tragic in circumstances like this, but Hamas' conduct is confrontational. They're seeking to provoke the Israeli defense forces," Turnbull told 3AW Radio. "If they're pushing people to the border in that context, in that conflict zone, you're basically pushing people into circumstances where they are very likely to be shot at as Israel seeks to defend itself." Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, "We recognize that Israel has legitimate security concerns and needs to protect its population.... Australia urges Palestinian protesters to refrain from violence and attempting to enter into Israeli territory."

2018-05-15 00:00:00

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