White House's Kirby on truce breakdown in Gaza: "Onus is on Hamas"
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The White House blamed Hamas on Friday for the failure to extend a humanitarian truce in Gaza, saying the Palestinian militant group had failed to produce a list of hostages that would have enabled the pause to be extended.
"It's because of Hamas that this pause ended," White House spokesman John Kirby said. "The onus is on Hamas." In a briefing, Kirby also corrected his previous tally of the number of American hostages released by Hamas so far from six to four.
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