(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) stated that there is “no limit” to the number of Palestinian civilian deaths that would make him question Israel’s fight to eradicate Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that is currently in control of Gaza.
Graham appeared on CNN’s “NewsNight,” where he made it clear that his support for Israel was unwavering. He further argued that Israel was trying to be “smart” and reduce the number of civilian casualties, which is exactly what they should be doing.
The senator was then asked whether there should be a threshold to the number of civilians after which point, they could question the tactics that Israel was employing. However, the senator argued there was not. He further said that if someone had asked them after World War II if there was a limit to what they would have done to ensure that Germany and Japan would not win the war then there would not be a limit. As such, there should not be a limit to what Israel does so as to stop those who are trying to “slaughter the Jews.”
Still, he argued that while there was no limit they needed to “be smart” and try the best they could to limit the number of civilian casualties. He also proposed that humanitarian aid should be available in certain areas so as to ensure that the innocent are protected. However, what he disagreed with was the idea that Israel needed to apologize for attacking Hamas and needed to stop.
On Tuesday Israel confirmed that their air strikes had hit a refugee camp that was close to the strategic location of a high-ranking Hamas official.
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