An Israeli mother whose two sons were abducted over the weekend during Hamas’ terror attack hit back at MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell when Mitchell asked about her reaction to Israel’s military response.
Renana Gomeh, whose 12- and 16-year-old sons remain in captivity, made her position clear — that there’s no comparison between Israel’s response and Hamas’ horrific and murderous terrorism.
Gomeh, seemingly taken aback by Mitchell’s questioning, said the host was “looking … for a symmetrical situation” and argued there isn’t one.
“If you were dealing with a war who is between two countries, countries don’t take children hostages,” the mother said. “I’m sorry. It’s against the laws of war. It’s against humanity. It’s against anything that we all believe in.”
Gomeh recalled telling her children to be “sympathetic towards the children of Gaza” when missiles were shot at Israel in the past, telling them the children in Gaza suffer more than her kids.
“I’m not sure I still believe in it now,” Gomeh continued. “And I must say, the only worry I have now from the bombings in Gaza is the fact that my children are there!”
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From there, Gomeh said she cannot be “sympathetic to animal human beings.”
“Well, they’re not really human beings — who came into my house, broke everything, stole everything, took my children from their bedrooms, and took them to the Gaza Strip,” the mom said. “Israel’s never done that, and it will never do. So, there is no symmetry!”
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Gomeh’s kids were reportedly in a safe room Saturday when Hamas attacked and took hostages. The grieving mother was on the phone with her youngest son, according to the Daily Mail.
“I was on the phone with my youngest, I wasn’t at home at the time and all I could hear was him begging for them not to take him because he is too young,” she said. “They were taken out of their beds by terrorists who broke into my house. They broke the door and took them.”
MSNBC has been under fire for its coverage of the Hamas terror attack. As CBN Digital reported, NewsNation host Dan Abrams was among those who held little back this week when he openly excoriated MSNBC, accusing the network of “false equivalencies” that defend and excuse Hamas’ terror.
“This is worse than just a double standard,” he said, affirming it’s not a “both sides” issue and that Hamas is a diabolical organization. “They are terrorists.”
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