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JERUSALEM (Worthy News)-- As the war between Israel and Hamas continues, U.S. President Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deter Israel from commencing a ground operation in Gaza.
In their conversation, Mr. Obama told Mr. Netanyahu Israel is right to fight back against rocket attacks by the terrorist group Hamas and other organizations bent on killing Israelis.
"The president … reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself against these attacks," the White House said. "The president expressed concern about the rusk of further escalation and emphasized the need for all sides to do everything they can to protect the lives of civilians and restore calm." -- Source
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