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Bennett gives it to propagandist bigot CNN's Amanpour on 'fakeupation' and her lies

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Submitted by Bernard (United States), Apr 21, 2022 at 12:46

PM Bennett to CNN: 'I object - these are not occupied territories'

[https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/326168]

INN, 20.04.22.

Grilled by CNN's Amanpour, PM Naftali Bennett provides the necessary background and perspective to understand the current wave of violence.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was interviewed on Wednesday by Christiane Amanpour of CNN and grilled on the latest wave of violence and its implications for his and his government's political future.
Asked to explain why he allowed IDF soldiers to enter the Al Aqsa Mosque, given the fact that the footage is then broadcast over the world and inflames tensions, Bennett replied, "As usual, you're starting in the middle of the story.

"Last Friday, 300 Palestinians barricaded themselves on the Temple Mount, preventing other Muslims from praying," Bennett continued, as Amanpour grimaced. "My responsibility is to ensure freedom of religion for everyone, and that's why I was obligated to send in police officers ... enabling 80 thousand Muslims to pray there peacefully afterward... I had to send in policemen to remove the rioters. And it worked.
"When faced with violence you have to act tough," Bennett added...

"What you've been projecting is blatantly false," responded Bennett. "I object to the symmetry you're trying to create here ... who's getting murdered? We're not seeing Israelis murdering Palestinians."
Over Amanpour's protests, the Prime Minister continued:
"I also object - these are not occupied territories...

"Israel is peaceful," he said. "About a month ago, unfortunately, a new wave of terror was thrown upon the Israeli public. We lost 14 people in four terror attacks. In Tel Aviv center, Arab Muslim terrorists, some of them affiliated with ISIS, came with rifles and started shooting people on the street. This is unacceptable.

"I object to the notion of 'both sides.' When they don't attack us, we have no issue with them. But when they do attack us, I have to fight back and hit them at their terror bases. That's what any leader would do and that's what I'm doing."

Bennett explained that when Israel pulled out of Gaza over a decade ago, pulling back to the '67 lines, "What we got in return is hell, tens of thousands of rockets shot at us.
"I'm not in the business of playing experiments on the Israeli people," he stressed. "What I am doing is people to people peace. Bottom up. Getting more jobs for Palestinians, better paying jobs. Improving the economy. That's what I believe in. And I have to say the Palestinians are experiencing unprecedented prosperity."

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