美国:哈马斯必须停止向以色列发射火箭以结束暴力 US: Hamas Must Stop Firing Rockets at Israel to End Violence

29 December, 2008

美国布什政府说,巴勒斯坦激进组织哈马斯必须停止从加沙地带向以色列发射火箭弹,以结束这个地区的冲突。白宫发言人约翰德罗今天(星期一)还说,哈马斯应当同意和以色列的可维持和长久的停火。控制着加沙的哈马斯激进分子在12月19日结束了和以色列为期6个月的停火。

德国也要求哈马斯停止从加沙发射火箭弹。德国总理默克尔的发言人引用默克尔的话说,哈马斯要对加沙的暴力负责,以色列有权自卫。

星期天,联合国秘书长潘基文说,他对暴力感到痛惜并对生命损失感到悲哀。他还呼吁以色列开放与加沙的边界,以便运送人道救援物资。

The Bush administration says the Palestinian militant group Hamas must stop firing rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip in order to end fighting in the region. White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe also said today (Monday) that Hamas should agree to a sustainable and durable cease-fire with Israel. Hamas militants who rule Gaza ended a six-month truce with Israel on December 19th.

Germany also is demanding that Hamas stop rocket fire from Gaza. A spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel quotes her as saying Hamas is responsible for the violence in Gaza and Israel has a right to defend itself.

On Sunday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he deplores the violence and is saddened by the casualties. He also called on Israel to open its border crossings with Gaza so that humanitarian aid can be delivered.