White House backs Israel over air strike on Gaza
U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the press as he departs the White House - REUTERS/Mike Theiler

KRUEN: The White House reaffirmed on Sunday its support forIsrael’s right to defend itself after Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a series of Palestinian rocket attacks.

“Clearly the U.S. stands with the people of Israel as they defend their people and their nation against these kind of attacks,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest, accompanying PresidentBarack Obama at a G7 summit in Germany, told reporters.

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