Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was allotted time on several Sunday morning news shows during which he said his country bore no responsibility for the mounting civilians deaths in Gaza.
Netanyuahu made the comments as hopes for a continued ceasefire on Sunday between Hamas and Israeli forces failed.
On CBS’ Face the Nation, Host Bob Schieffer said the some people are “worried that every time the world sees these pictures of these children being hurt and killed, that you may be losing the battle for world opinion.”
Netanyahu said that though “we feel regret” upon seeing images of dead civilians, the blame for these deaths is with Hamas and that is want Hamas wants.
Netanyahu said he can only “appeal to decent people” and say that it is not Israel that wants innocent people killed but Hamas that does.
Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright also made an appearance on the show and said, “I am concerned about Israel. I am a great believer in the security of Israel and the moral authority of the Israelis. But I am very worried about what is going on in terms of their image.”
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