PM HARPER CONTINUES BLAMING HAMAS IN WAKE OF ATTACK ON U.N. SCHOOL

Jul 30, 2014

By Bob Komsic

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Stephen Harper is reiterating Ottawa’s hard stance against Hamas, saying it’s solely responsible for the death and destruction in Gaza.

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Speaking in Saskatchewan, the prime minister said while nobody likes to see the suffering and loss that’s occurring, Hamas is to blame.

Harper calls it a terrorist organization that’s ignited the conflict and continues it because Hamas seeks to destroy the state of Israel.

He adds if a terrorist group attacked Canadians, there would be a similar response from Canada.

The prime minister’s comments follow criticism after Israeli artillery hit a UN school killing at least 17.

The attack was in response to mortar fire from the area.

Hamas has fired a total of 2,600 rockets into Israel since the conflict began.

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