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U.S. says it supports Israel’s to defend itself, urges forget about escalation

Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system fires to intercept a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel near Ashdod, Israel August 6, 2022. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – AMERICA fully supported Israel’s to defend itself, the U.S. STATE DEPT. said on Saturday, also it urged all sides in order to avoid further escalation as Israeli air strikes pounded Gaza as the militant Islamic Jihad group fired rockets into Israel.

At the very least 24 Palestinians, including six children, have already been killed and 203 wounded through the two days of firing, based on the Gaza health ministry. read more

Palestinian militants fired over 400 rockets at Israel – many of them intercepted, leaving air raid sirens and sending people running to bomb shelters. There have been no reports of serious casualties, the Israeli ambulance service said.

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Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Washington; Editing by David Gregorio

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