Ex-Israeli PM Shreds CNN For Promoting ‘Two Sides’ About Explosion At Hospital: ‘Do Your G*****n Job’
Israel's former prime minister Naftali Bennett attends the first cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on July 3, 2022, days after lawmakers dissolved parliament. Lapid accused Hezbollah of undermining Lebanon's efforts to reach an agreement on their disputed energy-rich maritime border, as the new premier hosted his first cabinet meeting today.
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett slammed CNN’s Anderson Cooper during an interview over the way that the network and the media in general reported on the explosion at a hospital in Gaza this week.

The Hamas-run Palestinian Ministry of Health falsely claimed that Israel bombed the hospital, killing more than 500 people.

The media quickly promoted that narrative before top officials from Israel, the United States, and Europe cited evidence that thoroughly refuted those claims. The explosion was caused by a rocket that was fired by Palestinian terrorists and estimates put the number of people killed at far fewer than 500 people.

During his appearance on CNN, Bennett tore into anchor Anderson Cooper for the narrative that the network helped push.

“There are no two sides to this hospital. Either it was bombed by Israel or it was targeted by someone else on the Palestinian side,” he said. “If two people come and say, one says it’s raining outside and the other said it’s dry, you don’t bring the quotes of both sides. You just g*****n open the window and look whether it’s raining or not. That’s what we did.”

“And this hospital, in fact, it’s a parking lot, was hit definitely a hundred percent by [an] Islamic jihad barrage shot fired at 6:59 p.m.,” he continued. “We have three different videos from different angles showing it. We have the ballistics. We know that an Israeli bomb would have created a crater, which does not exist. We know that the propellant in the rocket, because it was a long-term rocket targeted for Israel, so a lot of that propellant was still in the rocket, which created a lot of fire. We have two Hamas [terrorists] talking to each other and saying and admitting that it is from Islamic jihad.”

Cooper pushed back, saying that all CNN was claiming was that they could not verify which statement was true.

“Anderson, I have to barge in here. I have to say something. I was – in 9/11, I was in Manhattan when it happened,” Bennett responded. “And if a day later, al-Qaeda would have said that it’s America who perpetrated it, no one would have quoted it al-Qaeda. No one would, and you didn’t have validation back then that it was al-Qaeda, but you knew it’s not America.”


“And somehow there’s a double standard here. You had 30 hours to validate,” he continued. “We have all the information. Everything is transparent. For heaven’s sakes, to see the headline of The New York Times saying the Palestinians claim that Israel bombarded a hospital, we don’t do that. It’s the Palestinian[s] who rape young girls. It’s the Palestinians who tear apart limbs. It’s the Palestinians who burn whole families and shoot five-month-old babies. It’s the Palestinians, for heaven’s sake, who kidnapped 84-year-old Holocaust survivors. It’s not the Israelis. This is not what Israel does.”

Bennett posted the interview on X, writing: “No, CNN, there aren’t ‘two sides’ to the Gaza hospital story. Go do your g*****n job.”


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