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Ex-Prime Minister of Israel Blasts CNN for Drawing False Equivalence in Mid-East Conflict

Naftali Bennett, a former Israeli prime minister, criticized CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an interview for the way the network and the media as a whole covered this week’s explosion at a hospital in Gaza.

The hospital was bombed by Israel, according to a fabrication made by the Hamas-run Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Before senior officials from Israel, the United States, and Europe presented evidence that categorically rejected those assertions, the media hastily embraced that narrative.

More than 500 people are believed to have died in the explosion, which was brought on by a missile fired by Palestinian militants.

“There are no two sides to this hospital. Either it was bombed by Israel or it was targeted by someone else on the Palestinian side. If two people come and say, one says it’s raining outside and the other said it’s dry, you don’t bring the quotes of both sides. You just g*****n open the window and look whether it’s raining or not. That’s what we did.” Bennett said.

“And this hospital, in fact, it’s a parking lot, was hit definitely a hundred percent by [an] Islamic jihad barrage shot fired at 6:59 p.m.We have three different videos from different angles showing it. We have the ballistics. We know that an Israeli bomb would have created a crater, which does not exist. We know that the propellant in the rocket, because it was a long-term rocket targeted for Israel, so a lot of that propellant was still in the rocket, which created a lot of fire. We have two Hamas [terrorists] talking to each other and saying and admitting that it is from Islamic jihad.” he continued.

“Anderson, I have to barge in here. I have to say something. I was – in 9/11, I was in Manhattan when it happened. And if a day later, al-Qaeda would have said that it’s America who perpetrated it, no one would have quoted it al-Qaeda. No one would, and you didn’t have validation back then that it was al-Qaeda, but you knew it’s not America.” he concluded after Anderson attempted to object.

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