The 72-hour cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians ended after Israeli forces claimed one of their soldiers was captured by Hamas militants. The truce collapsed just hours after it had begun, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon condemned the violation of the cease-fire. CCTV America’s Noor Harazeen reports from Gaza city with reactions from Palestine.
Truce ends after an Israeli soldier was kidnappedThe 72-hour ceasefire between Israelis and palestinians ended over after an Israeli soldier was captured by Hamas militants. The truce collapsed just hours after it had begun. Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, has condemned the violation of the ceasefire. CCTV America's Noor Harazeen reports from Gaza city with reactions from Palestine.
The United Nations and the United States condemned Hamas for the collapse of the Gaza cease-fire. U.S. President Barack Obama termed the abduction of an Israeli soldier by Hamas militants as a “barbaric” action. With the cease-fire in tatters and declared dead by Israel,Obama demanded that those responsible immediately release the kidnapped soldier unharmed.
He and other U.S. officials did not directly blame the militant Hamas movement for the abduction, but they made clear they hold Hamas responsible for, or having influence over, the actions of all factions in Gaza. CCTV America’s Jessica Stone reports from the White House.