Secretary of State John Kerry released a statement on the situation in the Gaza Strip condemning in the strongest possible terms today's attack, which led to the killing of two Israeli soldiers and the apparent abduction of another. Secretary Kerry said, "It was an outrageous violation of the cease-fire negotiated over the past several days, and of the assurances given to the United States and the United Nations."
#Hamas must immediately & unconditionally release missing Israeli soldier. Call on those w/ influence over Hamas to reinforce this message.
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) August 1, 2014
In his statement, Secretary Kerry also said, "After the horrific loss of life in this attack and its aftermath, it would be a tragedy if this outrageous attack leads to more suffering and loss of life on both sides of this conflict. I have been in close touch with Prime Minister Netanyahu, with UN Special Coordinator Robert Serry and with other regional partners. The international community must now redouble its efforts to end the tunnel and rocket attacks by Hamas terrorists on Israel and the suffering and loss of civilian life."
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