Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned Israel’s response to violence on the Israel-Gaza border during an interview Monday with Mehdi Hasan of the Intercept, saying: “Innocent people are being killed.”
“Do you believe, as many human rights groups — American, Israeli, Palestinian, European — are saying, that the IDF snipers shooting kids, people in wheelchairs, are those war crimes?” Hasan asked.
“Those are terrible actions,” Sanders said. “Instead of applauding Israel for its actions, Israel should be condemned. Israel has a right to security, but shooting unarmed protesters is not what it is about.”
“Today’s violence seems to be almost in direct response to the embassy move — some would say an illegal embassy move — how much do you think Donald Trump is responsible for today’s violence?” Hasan asked.
“It doesn’t matter what it is,” Sanders said. “Obviously Trump is playing a very counterproductive role in every sense.”
Damn right, it’s condemnable. No one should get away with murdering that many people, including an eight month old baby, meanwhile the US supports it! Nice to see someone still has some common sense.
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