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Bill Clinton: ‘I killed myself to give Palestinians a state’

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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?”

{mosads}“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.

Tags Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton Israel–Gaza conflict Palestinian nationalism

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