US backs new Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

US announced on Sunday its support for Israeli airstrikes on Gaza Strip, calling it “right to defend itself.”

Israeli occupation has recently carried out a series of F16 fighter jets airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, opened fire at fishermen and farmers, as well as it completely closed crossings to Gaza

Days of Palestine, Berlin –US announced on Sunday its support for Israeli airstrikes on Gaza Strip, calling it “right to defend itself.”

White House Spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that the Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip is a kind of self-defence. “The White House continued to support Israel’s right to defend itself,” he said.

Earnest, who is accompanying President Barack Obama at a G7 summit in Germany, added: “Clearly the US stands with the people of Israel as they defend their people and their nation against these kind of attacks.”

Israeli occupation carried out a series of airstrikes against the Gaza Strip during the last five days. The strikes came in response to three rockets fired by extremist Islamists from the Gaza Strip.

The rockets landed in empty areas in the periphery of the Strip and they were fired to challenged Hamas, which is controlling the Strip, over its crackdown on these extremists, who say they are adherent to ISIS.

(Source / 08.06.2015)

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