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(CNN) – A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacts to the end of the cease-fire in Gaza, dismissing the notion that the rockets from Gaza that broke the truce could have been launched by anyone other than Hamas.
"Hamas controls the Gaza strip with an iron fist," said Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev. "Hmamas' own leadership said it wasn't going to extend the cease-fire, that sends a green light to all sorts of other people."
Palestinians authorities in the West Bank are saying Israel has committed war crimes during this military operation, and should be brought before the International Criminal Court, an allegation Regev calls "ludicrous."
"Israel does not target civilians, Israel does not commit war crimes. In any combat situation, acidents can happen, citizens can get caught up in the cross fire, but that's very different from a war crime," said Regev.
For more of CNN's interview with Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev, check out the video above.
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