Fox & Friends’ Pete Hegseth Responds to Co-Host’s Claim That Innocent People Died in Gaza: ‘Meh’


Fox News host Pete Hegseth offered a curious response to Ed Henry when his Fox & Friends Weekend co-host reminded him that innocent people died in the violent clashes between Palestinians in Gaza and Israeli security forces.

Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls Gaza, urged unarmed civilians to rush the Israel-Gaza border as US and Israeli officials celebrated the opening of the new embassy in Jerusalem miles away earlier this month. More than 50 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces — some were Hamas members, others were innocent children.

On Fox & Friends Sunday morning, Ed Henry tried to point this out.

“We should separate out,” Henry said. “There could be some innocent Palestinians, including children, who were killed.”

“Because Hamas told them to go to the front of the line and get shot!” Hegseth said.

“Okay, but there are some innocent people who died,” Henry reiterated.

“Meh,” Hegseth replied with a shrug.

“Caught in the crossfire, whatever it is, children, let’s just point that out,” Henry added.

“Meh,” Hegseth said.

“Hamas terrorist groups that charge the fence and die for us, they’re to blame for the case of death,” Hegseth continued.

“But a human being is a human being,” co-host Abby Huntsman noted.

“But if the terrorist sends the kid out front, the terrorist is to blame. The innocent blood is on the hands of the terrorist who put the kid out to charge a fence with no prospect of crossing that border,” Hegseth said. “We use vague words like ‘Palestinians’ and ‘innocents’ and it’s like, no, Hamas wants to wipe Israel off the map.”

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