Jerusalem Fund Director: Claim that Hamas Uses Human Shields is a Racist Myth

‘I think there’s something fundamentally wrong and, in fact, racist about that argument’

Jerusalem Fund Director: Claim that Hamas Uses Human Shields Is a Racist Myth (National Review Online)

Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Jerusalem Fund, says the claim that Palestinians use civilians as human shields is a myth, and also racist.

On MSNBC, he responded to a clip of a spokesperson for Netanyahu, who said that Hamas urged its citizens to stay in combat areas despite warnings from Israel. 

“It’s unfortunate we can hear Israeli spokespeople who are speaking on behalf of a military force that is inflicting massive civilian casualties on the ground stand here in front of your viewers and essentially blame the victims for their own deaths,” he said. “I think there’s something fundamentally wrong and, in fact, racist about that argument.”

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