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Scarborough Addresses His Remarks on Israel’s ‘Asinine’ Gaza Offensive

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough followed up Thursday to controversial comments he made in the morning regarding the ongoing conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip.

“I didn’t think that this would spur discussion but it certainly has,” Scarborough told Politico. He said most of the feedback has been “positive and understanding.”

On his morning show, Scarborough said Israel’s “continued killing of women and children (in Gaza), in a way that appears to be indiscriminate, is asinine.” He added that the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza is tragic for Palestinians, but also reflects poorly on Israel and the U.S.

“Israel not only weakens their standing across the world, they strengthen the standing of Hamas inside Palestinian territories,” Scarborough told Politico. “Far from taking an antagonistic approach towards Israel, I am most concerned about Israel’s long-term security. And Israel does not become more secure by increasing attacks that continue to kill women and children.”

[Image via MSNBC/screen grab]

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