Friday 5 April 2024

Blinken: Israel Risks ‘Becoming Indistinguishable’ From Hamas Terrorists

 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said overseas on Thursday that Israel is on the verge of becoming indistinguishable from Hamas, the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) responsible for murdering 1,200 people on October 7 and wounding thousands more.

Blinken made the remarks while speaking in Brussels shortly after the White House released a readout of a conversation that President Joe Biden had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier in the day.

Biden attacked Israel for the humanitarian situation inside Gaza, calling it “unacceptable,” even though Israel has worked to allow aid to flow into the area, but has had to do so in a manner that prevents weapons from entering. Biden also seemed to suggest that Israel was responsible for Hamas not freeing the hostages that it kidnapped more than six months ago.

“What happened after October 7 could have ended immediately if Hamas had stopped hiding behind civilians, released the hostages and put down its weapons, but Israel is not Hamas,” Blinken said. “Israel is a democracy; Hamas, a terrorist organization. Democracies place the highest value on human life, every human life. As it has been said, whoever saves a life, saves the entire world.”

Blinken then suggested that Israel’s military campaign against Hamas risks making the country “indistinguishable” from the terrorist organization — even though Israel has taken unprecedented steps to minimize civilian casualties, including warning civilians to evacuate areas where Israel would conduct military operations.


“That’s our strength. It’s what distinguishes us from terrorists like Hamas,” Blinken said. “If we lose that reverence for human life, we risk becoming indistinguishable from those we confront.”

Blinken claimed that “important steps that Israel has taken to allow assistance into Gaza” were “woefully insufficient and unacceptable.”

Blinken claimed that “100 percent of the population in Gaza knows acute levels of food insecurity. 100 percent of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance.”


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