Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri went on Hamas TV July 14 to defend the terror group’s policy of keeping civilians in war zones and said they were leading them to their deaths, according to Palestinian Media Watch.
Zuhri said that those criticizing the high civilian death toll were “defeatists” and should look at the history of Algeria.
“In 1945, in a single day in Algeria, 45,000 Algerians died,” Zuhri siad. “It wasn’t described in Algeria’s history as forsaking the blood of the Algerians.”
The Hamas spokesman said they weren’t leading their population to execution, but then he made a slip of the tongue.
“We’re leading them to death — I mean, to confrontation,” Zuhri said.