A senior Hamas official fled an interview Thursday after a BBC correspondent asked him how the terrorist organization could justify killing Israeli civilians while they sleep.
“I want to stop this interview,” muttered Hamas politburo member Ghazi Hamad before storming off.
In an interview with BBC Middle East correspondent Hugo Bachega, Hamad repeatedly emphasized Hamas’ horrific October 7 terrorist attacks that left more than 1,400 Israelis dead, including most were civilians. Hamas militants also paraglided across the border, surrounded a music festival and murdered more than 250 spectators.
According to Hamad, however, the hundreds of Israeli residents killed by Hamas gunmen were unintentional and were simply the result of attacks on military targets by the group. Bachega, however, did not believe the Hamas spokesperson’s position.
“You say it was a military operation, but the result was that hundreds of civilians were killed,” retorted the BBC journalist.
“Yes, because this area is very large and there are a lot of people there, and there were clashes and confrontations,” Hamad insisted.
“It’s not a confrontation, you invaded the houses,” Bachega retorted.
“I don’t have details about what happened inside,” Hamad responded. “But I can tell you that we had no intention or decision to kill civilians.”
Regardless of Hamad’s objections, overwhelming evidence has emerged that Hamas ordered its militants to deliberately murder civilians and capture others, including young children. Earlier this week, the Israeli government showed 200 members of the foreign press a 43-minute presentation including scenes of beheading and torture, collected from the body cameras of Hamas terrorists.
“How do you justify killing people while they sleep?” You know, families? How do you justify the killing of hundreds of people in…” Bachega asked before Hamad intervened, deciding it was time to leave.
“I want to stop this interview. I want to stop this interview,” the Hamas official said meekly before snatching his microphone.
Since the deadly Hamas attack, Israel has responded with a barrage of brutal airstrikes on Gaza that have left thousands of Palestinians dead amid an escalating humanitarian crisis. Israeli military forces, meanwhile, have begun expanding their ground operations as they prepare to completely invade Gaza, threatening to trigger a full-blown geopolitical crisis.
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