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Trump backs Israel ‘100%’ amid air strikes on Gaza

US President Donald Trump talks to reporters before departing the White House March 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. [Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]
US President Donald Trump talks to reporters before departing the White House March 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. [Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]

US President Donald Trump on Sunday threw his support behind Israel amid ongoing air strikes in the blockaded Gaza Strip, reports Anadolu Agency.

“Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens,” Trump tweeted.

Pregnant mother and 14-month-old daughter were killed by an Israeli air strike on Gaza - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Pregnant mother and 14-month-old daughter were killed by an Israeli air strike on Gaza – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Since Saturday, 25 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and two infants, were killed and more than 100 others wounded by Israeli air strikes.

“To the Gazan people — these terrorist acts against Israel will bring you nothing but more misery. END the violence and work towards peace – it can happen!” he said.

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The escalation in the Gaza Strip started when four Palestinians were martyred, including a teenager, and 51 wounded on Friday in Israeli army attacks on Hamas-affiliated sites and a separate attack on a rally against the decade-long occupation and siege of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli assaults were met by Palestinian resistance factions launching 600 rockets towards Israeli settlements, killing four people, according to Israel.

The air strikes also hit a building that housed Anadolu Agency‘s office, which drew condemnation from international media organizations.

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Trump/US the puppet of Israel – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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