Mon Apr 2nd, 2018 at 10:05:13 PM EST
Bernie Sanders says doesn't believe Israel on Gaza
"My assessment is that Israel 'overreacted' in its response to violent rioting on the Gaza border, Sanders says in CNN interview; 'Gaza is a disaster right now. We're going to continue to see those kinds of demonstrations and protests unless the world community recognizes the problem in Gaza."
In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Sanders was asked if he accepted Israel's version that most of the Palestinian dead were terrorists who directed attacks against Israel under the cover of protesters.
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"No, I don't," Sanders responded. "My understanding is you have tens of thousands of people who were engaged in a non-violent protest. I believe now 15 or 20 people, Palestinians, have been killed, and many many others have been wounded. So I think it's a difficult situation, but my assessment is that Israel overreacted on that."
United States leadership living in a parallel universe ...
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US Standing with Israel | Tikun Olam |
With the U.S., not only not saying a peep about this bloody massacre, but siding with Israel, it's hard to see what constructive role we could play even in we wanted. In fact, Greenblatt tweeted falsely that the Gaza protest was sponsored by Hamas (it isn't) and blamed it on the Gaza militant group. We're on Israel's side. Even when Israel murders Palestinians in cold blood, we stand with Israel.
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Marchers massed at the Israeli border fence (Jack Guez/ AFP Getty)
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