Speaking from Jerusalem, Secretary of State Clinton asserted the United States’ support for Israel’s mission while acknowledging the “[heart] break” of civilian deaths on both sides of Israel-Gaza border.
“There is no substitute for security and for a just and lasting peace,” she said. “I know today was a difficult day and I offer my deepest condolences to the loved ones of those who were lost and injured.”
She did not mention any plans for a cease-fire or truce.
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