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Netanyahu: Hamas baits Israel into killing civilians

20 Jul, 2014

Netanyahu tells Blitzer that Hamas baits Israel into killing civilians in order to create ‘telegenically dead’ victims that they can use to influence public opinion in the 2014 Gaza conflict:

What choice do we have?  We have to protect ourselves.  So we try to target the rocketeers.  We do.  And all civilian casualties are unintended by us, but intended by Hamas.  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.