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Abbas accuses Israel of 'pulling region into violence' following retaliatory Gaza airstrike (Video)

Friday, June 13, 2014 | Worthy News / Israel-Palestinian Conflict

(Jerusalem Post / Worthy News)– The office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Israel and accused it of escalating the violence in the region for its airstrike on Gaza Wednesday that killed a Palestinian militant.

Israel's airstrike followed the firing of a rocket from Gaza into Israeli territory on Wednesday morning.

The statement, carried on official Palestinian news agency WAFA, stated: "We hold Israel responsible for this escalation, which we consider an attempt to exacerbate the situation and pull the region into violence." Abbas's statement called upon the Israeli government to promptly stop what it called the "grave escalation."

Wednesday's rocket sent from Gaza narrowly missed a main artery in southern Israel as it landed in a nearby dirt field without causing any injuries. — Source

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Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Abbas accuses Israel of 'pulling region into violence' following retaliatory Gaza airstrike (Video)

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