Bill Clinton: ‘I Killed Myself To Give The Palestinians A State’

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The Hill reports: Bill Clinton on Friday defended his record on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying “I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state.”

Clinton was campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, in Ewing Township, N.J., when a spectator yelled “What about Gaza?”

“She and the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt stopped the shooting war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza,” Clinton responded, according to Politico.

“She said neutrality is not an option,” the spectator shot back.

“Depends on whether you care what happens to the Palestinians, as opposed to the Hamas government and the people with guided missiles,” Clinton said.

“They were human beings in Gaza,” the audience member said.

“Yes, they were,” Clinton replied. “And Hamas is really smart. When they decide to rocket Israel, they insinuate themselves in the hospitals, in the schools, in the highly populous areas, and they are smart. They said they try to put Israelis in a position of either not defending themselves or killing innocents. They’re good at it. They’re smart. They’ve been doing this a long time.

“I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state. I had a deal they turned down that would have given them all of Gaza,” Clinton said.

{Matzav.com}

5 COMMENTS

  1. Clinton killed himself figutratively for more than the idea that the rutted faces of the Palestinians could find dreams.

    I you want to help palestinians, give them visas to work elsewhere. I live in the USA and an aging palestinian lives across the street. He is actually funny and he is not physically on the Jewish land. Palestinians and jews can really be friends. Give the palestinian a home anywhere he wants OUTSIDE Israel.

  2. A couple of thoughts:

    1) “And Hamas is really smart. When they decide to rocket Israel, they insinuate themselves in the hospitals, in the schools, in the highly populous areas, and they are smart. They said they try to put Israelis in a position of either not defending themselves or killing innocents. They’re good at it. They’re smart. They’ve been doing this a long time.” I appreciate ex-President Clinton explicitly placing the blame for civilian casualties in Gaza squarely where it belongs – on Hamas – and also his being quite clear that those civilian casualties are quite deliberately caused by Hamas.
    2) “I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state. I had a deal they turned down that would have given them all of Gaza.” And the penalty paid by the Palestinians for rejecting the deal? None whatsoever. They agreed to nothing and still got every last square inch of a Judenrein Gaza from which they now launch terror attacks against Israeli civilians, accompanied by worldwide condemnation of the Israeli defensive blockade.

    • True, but he was still wearing rose-colored glasses at the time. The level of cynicism, duplicity and intransigence that Arafat utilized in every aspect of negotiations was something ex-President Clinton didn’t recognize until he was leaving office.

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