Obama Urges End to Hamas Attacks

    YANGON, MYANMAR - NOVEMBER 19:  US President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Yangon during his historical first visit to the country on November 19, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. Obama is the first US President to visit Myanmar while on a four-day tour of Southeast Asia that also includes Thailand and Cambodia. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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    The Hamas rocket attacks on Israel must end, President Obama told Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Monday. The two leaders were discussing ways to cut down on the cross-border fighting in Gaza and “underscored the necessity of Hamas ending rocket fire into Israel,” according to the White House. In a separate call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama also expressed his regret for the loss of Israeli and Palestinian lives the conflict has caused.

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