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'OF COURSE, BUT...': Bash Clashes with Jayapal Over Response to Hamas Sexual Violence [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.04.23

Progressive squad Dem Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) spoke with CNN’s Dana Bash on State of the Union over the weekend. The two clashed over the lack of widespread condemnation of Hamas’ use of sexual violence against Israeli women.

“I want to ask you about sexual violence, and it’s kind of remarkable that this issue hasn’t gotten enough attention, globally. Widespread use of rape, brutal rape, sexual violence against Israeli women by Hamas. I’ve seen a lot of progressive women, generally speaking, they’re quick to defend women’s rights and to speak out against using rape as a weapon of war, but downright silent on what we saw on October 7. And what might be happening inside Gaza right now to these hostages. Why is that?” Bash asked.

Jayapal insisted she previously condemned Hamas and warned against oppression “hierarchies.”

“But I think we have to remember Israel is a democracy. That is why they’re a strong ally of ours. And if they do not comply with international humanitarian law, they are bringing themselves to a place that makes it much more difficult strategically for them to be able to build allies, to keep public opinion with them, and frankly, morally, we cannot say that one war crime deserves another. That is not what international humanitarian law says,” Jayapal said.

“With respect, I was just asking about the women, and you turned it back to Israel. I’m asking you about Hamas,” Bash said.

The lawmaker said she had already answered the question and added, “we have to be balanced about bringing in the outrages against Palestinians. Fifteen thousand Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes, three-quarters of whom are women and children.”

“And it’s horrible,” Bash said. “But you don’t see Israeli soldiers raping Palestinian women.”

“I don’t want this to be the hierarchies of oppressions,” Jayapal said.

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