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Jerusalem - Netanyahu Again Defends Response To Gaza Protests, Blames Hamas

Published on: May 15, 2018 03:15 PM
By: Reuters 
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Palestinian protestors are seen next to the border fence between Israel, on the Gaza side of the border  May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Amir CohenPalestinian protestors are seen next to the border fence between Israel, on the Gaza side of the border May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again defended his country’s response to protests in Gaza and blamed the territory’s ruling Hamas party for the violence, according to excerpts from a CBS News interview on Tuesday.

“They’re pushing civilians – women, children – into the line of fire with a view of getting casualties. We try to minimize casualties. They’re trying to incur casualties in order to put pressure on Israel, which is horrible,” Netanyahu told CBS News, according to a transcript of the excerpt. The full interview is scheduled to air Tuesday evening.

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Sixty Palestinians were killed on Monday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, including an eight-month-old baby who died from tear gas that her family said she inhaled at a protest camp near the border. More than 2,200 Palestinians were also injured by gunfire or tear gas, local medics said.

Asked if Israeli troops had gone too far, Netanyahu said: “I don’t know of any army that would do anything differently if you had to protect your border against people who say ‘We’re going to destroy you, and we’re going to flood into your country.’”

Non-lethal means had not worked, “So you’re left with the bad choices,” he said.

“If Hamas had not pushed them there, then nothing would happen. Hamas holds responsibility for doing this, and they’re deliberately doing it,” Netanyahu said, repeating an accusation he made on Monday against the Palestinian militant group.

Monday’s bloodshed took place as the United States opened its new embassy in contested Jerusalem. For the past six weeks, Palestinians have been holding Gaza border demonstrations for the return of Palestinian refugees to areas that are now part of Israel.

Israel rejects any right of return, fearing that it would deprive the state of its Jewish majority.



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 May 15, 2018 at 03:49 PM lipa21 Says:

even a BLIND MAN can see who's responsible for these deaths and violence.

Every country in the world would defend their borders and their citizens from Terrorists who start shooting and attacking innocent people.

the United (Arab) Nations should condemn HAMAS for putting women and children in the FRONT LINE and opening fire on Israel with these CHILDREN as their shield

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 May 15, 2018 at 08:15 PM Anonymous Says:

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lipa21 Says:

even a BLIND MAN can see who's responsible for these deaths and violence.

Every country in the world would defend their borders and their citizens from Terrorists who start shooting and attacking innocent people.

the United (Arab) Nations should condemn HAMAS for putting women and children in the FRONT LINE and opening fire on Israel with these CHILDREN as their shield

Defend from whom?? From unarmed animals? Shooting at people in wheelchairs? Shooting women and children? The Israelis are worse than the enemy now.
If michal savage (dont worry all u zionists out there hes saying it from a political standpoint) that Israel is commiting henious crimes, then theres something terribly wrong even in the eye of the biggest Ziobist ever.
The Israelis are violently killing people and it will unfortunately cost Jewish lives ch”v.

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 May 16, 2018 at 06:17 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Defend from whom?? From unarmed animals? Shooting at people in wheelchairs? Shooting women and children? The Israelis are worse than the enemy now.
If michal savage (dont worry all u zionists out there hes saying it from a political standpoint) that Israel is commiting henious crimes, then theres something terribly wrong even in the eye of the biggest Ziobist ever.
The Israelis are violently killing people and it will unfortunately cost Jewish lives ch”v.

Who let this Palestinian troll on this site?

Hey genius, the "unarmed" animals are Hamas plants with weapons, shooting at IDF troops. and forcing the women and children to the front of the line (others they pay to participate). The "peaceful protesters" are hurling rocks and firebombs at IDF troops, and flying kites and balloons laden with Molotov cocktails to burn Israeli grain fields.

And that poor little baby who died - of natural causes, by the way - why did its parents bring it to a lethal battle zone?

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 May 16, 2018 at 07:33 AM Fran Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Defend from whom?? From unarmed animals? Shooting at people in wheelchairs? Shooting women and children? The Israelis are worse than the enemy now.
If michal savage (dont worry all u zionists out there hes saying it from a political standpoint) that Israel is commiting henious crimes, then theres something terribly wrong even in the eye of the biggest Ziobist ever.
The Israelis are violently killing people and it will unfortunately cost Jewish lives ch”v.

Who are you to criticize Israeli soldiers who are protecting Israeli citizens. I assume that you are living in the US far away from the mayhem perpetrated by the terrorists in Gaza. I am sure you would sing a different tune if you lived near the border of Gaza. And by the way, if you are not old enough to know this, I will enlighten you: the Jew Haters of the world do not need an excuse to hate Israelis/aka Jews.

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