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White House backs Israel over air strike on Gaza

Reuters , Sunday 7 Jun 2015
Josh Earnest
White House spokesman Josh Earnest speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington September 8, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)
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The White House reaffirmed on Sunday its support for Israel's right to defend itself after Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip after new rocket attack from the territory hit southern Israel.

"Clearly the US stands with the people of Israel as they defend their people and their nation against these kind of attacks," White House spokesman Josh Earnest, accompanying President Barack Obama at a G7 summit in Germany, told reporters.

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