Romney: If Palestinians are killed in this war it’s Hamas’s fault

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

In the question-and-answer section of the Tel Aviv press conference with a bipartisan group of US senators, Utah’s Mitt Romney says that Palestinian civilians will be injured and killed as the war continues, but it is “because of Hamas, not because of Israel.”

“Hamas is holding their own population as human shields,” he says. “They’re using Palestinians to protect their own lives.”

Romney also blasts those in the US “with isolationist tendencies.”

The Republican senator says that a war is being waged against freedom by Hamas, Russia, Iran and China.

Schumer says the war is being fought so that “the threat of Hamas and its evilness is removed, and the hostages are returned.”

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