Greenblatt slams Gaza rocket fire: “Such cowardly acts will only escalate violence”

Senior US official Jason Greenblatt slammed Hamas on Sunday evening amid the rising tensions along Israel’s southern border. “HAMAS hides improvised explosive device to attack Israeli soldiers & is shooting rockets at Israel again! Such cowardly acts will only escalate violence, not build the prosperous society the people of Gaza deserve!” he wrote.
Jason Greenblatt (L) and Major-General Yoav Mordechai (R) in a tunnel Photo Credit: Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories

US President Donald Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, took to Twitter on Sunday evening to blame Hamas for the recent escalation along Israel’s southern border with Gaza.

“HAMAS hides improvised explosive device to attack Israeli soldiers & is shooting rockets at Israel again! Such cowardly acts will only escalate violence, not build the prosperous society the people of Gaza deserve!” he wrote.

The US envoy slammed Hamas after a rocket was fired on Sunday night from Gaza at Israeli communities along the border. The rocket landed and exploded in an open field. No damage or injuries were reported. In response to the rocket attack, Israel destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel near Kerem Shalom.

Greenblatt has used Twitter several times in the past to denounce Hamas and its actions. Earlier this month, the US official tweeted, “Imagine what the people of Gaza could do with the $100 million Iran gives Hamas annually that Hamas uses for weapons and tunnels to attack Israel!”



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