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Andrea Mitchell Pushes Anti-Israel Propaganda on Gaza Civilian Casualties

One of many greatest recurring problems with the dominant liberal media’s protection of the Israeli-Palestinian battle is the tendency to report claims from anti-Israel sources that the Israeli Protection Forces (IDF) largely kills civilians in its army actions.

Detailed experiences by the IDF concluding that the majority of these killed have been combatants are all the time ignored, and, each time there is a new battle, the identical liberal journalists don’t hassle to study from historical past of their reporting of casualties.

On her Thursday afternoon MSNBC present, host Andrea Mitchell pushed anti-Israel propaganda as she spoke with Michael Oren — former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. — brushing apart his makes an attempt to appropriate her on the problem of civilian casualties. After Oren asserted that the “overwhelming majority of these Palestinian casualties are terrorists,” Mitchell adopted up by attempting to discredit him:

 

 

Effectively, Ambassador Oren, I do not assume you or I can say who the casualties are, however individuals on the bottom say that the casualties are ladies and kids — individuals within the hospitals — that there are civilian casualties — that it isn’t simply the Hamas fighters that you simply managed to kill within the tunnels. I simply should dispute that.

She then blamed Israel for beginning the battle:

They usually could — they fired the rockets first, for certain, however what precipitated it, partly, was firing rubber bullets into the Al Aqsa mosque on a Friday evening throughout night prayers. So I am not saying there’s an equivalence there, however you understand the symbolic significance of that and the outrage that was felt over that as effectively. We will have to depart it there —

The change grew to become heated as Oren jumped again in to dispute her claims:

OREN: We all know precisely how many individuals have been killed and what number of terrorists have been killed. We all know precisely what number of Palestinians have been killed by Hamas rockets. We do know this — I am sorry — and —

MITCHELL: It was disputed within the Common Meeting at the moment by the secretary basic of the United Nations, and it’s possible you’ll not assume that may be a honest discussion board for Israel, however with the assistance of the U.S., you have got managed to keep away from an announcement or a decision up till this level, however now France and Germany are main the cost, and there’s worldwide criticism right here.

As Oren adopted up, he identified that the Hamas terrorist group makes use of civilians as “human shields,” including that Hamas, in contrast to Israel, tries to kill civilians:

And that is an enormous distinction between an enemy that’s firing 1000’s of rockets at 4 million Israelis for the categorical function of massacring. If you happen to do not internalize that distinction, then, I do not know — then you are inhabiting an ethical universe which may be very, very darkish. And we can not afford that. We now have to defend ourselves and can proceed to defend ourselves in opposition to an enemy which isn’t looking for a two-state answer. It is not looking for peace. It’s looking for to annihilate us. Interval.

Unconvinced, Mitchell concluded: “Effectively, let’s simply say the civilians are struggling on each side.”

Against this, on Monday’s present, Mitchell was much less aggressive in pushing again in opposition to an anti-Israel visitor who accused Israel of “battle crimes” and of “indiscriminate killing of civilians,” and who complained that Hamas was being “demonized.”

 

 

Thursday’s episode of Andrea Mitchell Experiences was sponsored partly by Liberty Mutual. Click on on the hyperlink to allow them to know what you assume. 

Transcript follows. Click on “increase” to learn extra. 

MSNBC

Andrea Mitchell Experiences

Might 20, 2021

12:26 p.m.

MICHAEL OREN, FORMER ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.: The overwhelming majority of these Palestinian casualties are terrorists, and you are not even signifying the 20 plus Palestinians who’ve been killed to this point by the 400 rockets that fell in Gaza itself. And so this all one way or the other will get ascribed to Israel. And, frankly, I feel Israel is form of fed up with that, too. They’re fed up with being blamed for battle crimes for defending themselves in opposition to battle criminals. It is so simple as that. They usually’re what’s taking place to Israel’s picture within the overseas press and saying, “Effectively, if we’re getting blamed like this — if we’re getting tarnished and libeled like this, effectively, we would as effectively hold preventing.”

ANDREA MITCHELL: Effectively, Ambassador Oren, I do not assume you or I can say who the casualties are, however individuals on the bottom say that the casualties are ladies and kids — individuals within the hospitals — that there are civilian casualties — that it isn’t simply the Hamas fighters that you simply managed to kill within the tunnels. I simply should dispute that. They usually could — they fired the rockets first, for certain, however what precipitated it, partly, was firing rubber bullets into the Al Aqsa mosque on a Friday evening throughout night prayers. So I am not saying there’s an equivalence there, however you understand the symbolic significance of that and the outrage that was felt over that as effectively. We will have to depart it there —

OREN: We all know precisely how many individuals have been killed and what number of terrorists have been killed. We all know precisely what number of Palestinians have been killed by Hamas rockets. We do know this — I am sorry — and —

MITCHELL: It was disputed within the Common Meeting at the moment by the secretary basic of the United Nations, and it’s possible you’ll not assume that may be a honest discussion board for Israel, however with the assistance of the U.S., you have got managed to keep away from an announcement or a decision up till this level, however now France and Germany are main the cost, and there’s worldwide criticism right here. And, getting again to my first query, do you assume there shall be a ceasefire within the subsequent 24 hours?

OREN: I do not know. I do know that Israeli home opinion may be very a lot set in opposition to it. And I can perceive why. My family, which, you understand, does not all the time agree with me politically, however are individuals with kids, and so they wish to create a scenario — they wish to see a scenario created the place they do not should relive this nightmare each a number of years. They need deterrence restored. They perceive what’s taking place in worldwide opinion. They perceive that there isn’t any distinction made between the terrorists killed in Gaza and the civilian casualties which are brought on by the truth that Hamas is utilizing civilians as human shields. And we remorse these casualties — we deeply remorse it.

And that is an enormous distinction between an enemy that’s firing 1000’s of rockets at 4 million Israelis for the categorical function of massacring. If you happen to do not internalize that distinction, then, I do not know — then you are inhabiting an ethical universe which may be very, very darkish. And we can not afford that. We now have to defend ourselves and can proceed to defend ourselves in opposition to an enemy which isn’t looking for a two-state answer. It is not looking for peace. It’s looking for to annihilate us. Interval.

MITCHELL: Effectively, let’s simply say the civilians are struggling on each side. Thanks once more.

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