Reiterating a point made in an interview on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Sunday morning that Hamas was intentionally endangering Palestinian civilians to create gruesome images that would turn the international community against Israel.
“We’re sad for every civilian casualty,” Netanyahu said. “They’re not intended. This is the difference between us. Hamas deliberately targets civilians and deliberately hides behind civilians. They embed their rocketeers, their rocket caches, their other weaponry from which they fire, which they use to fire on us, in civilian areas. What choice do we have? We have to protect ourselves.”
“All civilian casualties are unintended by us, but actually intended by Hamas,” Netanyahu said. “They want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can, because somebody said they use — it’s gruesome — they use ‘telegenically dead Palestinians’ for their cause. They want the more dead the better. ”
Watch the clip below, via CNN:
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