'Jew-hating bitch Pelosi' says Hamas is a humanitarian group http://t.co/EMN37OxqKL
CNS also reported as Pelosi: Qataris Have Told Me ‘Hamas Is a Humanitarian Organization’ which is more accurate.
PELOSI: Well, we all — war is a deadly thing. And I have many Palestinians who live in my district and I am hearing them regularly about how their families are affected who live in the region. It’s a terrible thing. But let me just say that any missile that comes from someplace has a return address. And if Israel is responding to that address, then that’s a shame that the Palestinians are use — are rumored to be using children and families as shields for their missiles.
Should we all try to, first of all, avoid conflict, the Hamas initiated this. So again, this has to be something where we try to have the two-state solution, that we have to support — we have to support Abbas and his role as a leader there. We have to support Iron Dome to protect the Israelis from the missiles. We have to support the Palestinians and what they need. And we have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization, maybe they could use their influence…
As you can see Nancy Pelosi did not say Hamas is a “humanitarian organization,” only that the Qataris see them as such. This is also the same perception of Hezbollah being seen as a “humanitarian organization” in many parts of the Middle East. There’s no getting around the reality of such perception whether we agree with them or not. When we negotiate treaties, cease fires, etc, we are given such conditions whether we agree with them or not. The same was true during the Cold War in our negotiations with the Soviets and other communist satellite states.
I happen to not think they are a humanitarian organization and in fact a terrorist group as listed by the State Department. That said, if we are to negotiate with Qatar we can’t get around their own perception regardless of how we think.
It is also important to note that Pelosi states that Hamas is responsible for this latest conflict and relates strong support for Israel.
Pants on fire.
Israel has every right to defend herself - Hamas attacks against Israel must stop immediately. We mourn loss of innocent lives.