Hamas: “We’re not targeting civilians”
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed Hamas spokesperson Osama Hamdan about the ongoing conflict with Israel and the likelihood of a ceasefire. The full interview aired on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 5-7 p.m. ET.
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Blitzer: “Clearly the Israelis are going to continue striking in Gaza in the rockets come in from Hamas in Gaza. Is there any effort underway right now to achieve a ceasefire?”
Hamdan: “I believe the Israelis are targeting the civilians from the first day. They believe this will cause heavy pressure on Hamas because the civilians are very precious and valuable for Hamas. But its clear also that when they started the attacked they did not get any attention to the civilians.”