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US backs Israel '100 percent' against Gaza rocket attacks, Trump says

Key Points
  • U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States fully supports Israel's response to a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza.
  • Trump calls for an end to the Palestinian militant attacks, warning Gaza residents such actions would bring them "nothing but more misery."
President Donald Trump speaks to the press before the UN General Assembly on Sept. 18, 2017, in New York.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States fully supported Israel's response to a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza and called for an end to the Palestinian militant attacks, warning Gazans such actions would bring them "nothing but more misery."

"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.... 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!," Trump said in a message on Twitter.