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May 18, 2021
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Egyptian-American Political Analyst Magdi Khalil: Hamas Uses Its People As Human Shields, Is Responsible For The Death Of Children, Civilians In Gaza; Hamas Is A Terrorist Organization, Israel Is Exercising Self-Defense

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Source: Russia Today TV (Russia)

Egyptian-American political analyst Magdi Khalil said that Hamas uses its people as human shields, and it is fully responsible for the deaths of civilians and children in Gaza. He made these remarks in an interview that aired on Russia Today TV on May 18, 2021. Khalil said that the European countries and the U.S. agree that Israel is exercising its basic right for self-defense against the rockets fired by Hamas "without any justification." He added that civilian deaths are used by Hamas as propaganda. Khalil continued to say that Hamas is a terrorist organization and is serving the "regional agendas of Iran and Turkey." He stated that the Jews are not foreign intruders, and they have been on this land for 3,000 years and "this is their country." For more information about Magdi Khalil, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 8508, 8352, 8211, and 7943.

Magdi Khalil: "Who is responsible for the killing of civilians if not Hamas? Who started the fighting by launching rockets if not Hamas?


"Who is killing civilians? If a quarter of Hamas' rockets fall inside Gaza, who is responsible for the killing of civilians?"


"Hamas bears full responsibility for everything that has happened to the civilians. There is a consensus among European countries like Germany, Austria, France, Britain, the U.S., and the other superpowers that Israel exercised its basic right for self-defense against those rockets, which were launched without any justification whatsoever.


"Hamas is hiding its casualties and leaders. It does not want to show them. It wants to show pictures of children. But who killed those children? Hamas is responsible for the killing of children. This is propaganda. Stop lying.


"Who is responsible for the killing of children? Who is responsible for embroiling the region in these wars? Hamas is a terrorist organization and many countries treat it as such. Do you disagree that Hamas is a terrorist organization? The E.U., the U.S., Canada, and other countries designate it as a terrorist organization. In addition, this terrorist organization is using people in Gaza as human shields, risking their lives for the regional agendas of Iran and Turkey, and for the sake of Islamic propaganda, in order to get rid of Israel, and regain the territory from the River to the Sea, or whatever."


"The Jews have been in this land for 3,000 years. This is their land. This is their country. They are not foreign intruders."

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