Obama: 'It's Going to Be Very Hard to Put a Ceasefire Back Together Again'

President Barack Obama answered questions about the ongoing war in Gaza on Friday at the White House. He noted that the ceasefire the U.S. had announced with the UN the day before, and that took effect Friday at 8:00 a.m. local time in Gaza, was violated by Hamas. In addition to condemning the killing of two Israeli soldiers and the kidnapping of a third, Obama said that "it's going to be very hard to put a ceasefire back together again."
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