A Hamas leader admits the majority of those killed in clashes with Israeli military forces are Hamas terrorists. The U.S. government designates Hamas as a terrorist group. (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Progressive America has excoriated Israel for "state-sanctioned terrorism" this week because its military forces have protected their country from an onslaught of Palestinian "protesters" from Gaza upset over the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
Now, Americans can hear a Hamas leader, in his own words, admit most of those killed in the violent clashes aren't innocent as the Western media claim.
What did the leader say?
In an interview Wednesday, senior Hamas official Salah Albardawil claimed that 50 of the 62 people killed were Hamas terrorists. Hamas is designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. government.
"In the last round of confrontations, if 62 people were martyred, 50 of them were Hamas," the leader said.
A crude translation of other remarks quote Albardawil claiming that 50 martyrs "rose" during the protests. Islamic terror groups celebrate those who are "martyred," as they believe their god will reward them in the afterlife.
Palestine even awards monetary compensation to families of known "martyred" terrorists.
Who are some of the 'victims'?
Hamas on Tuesday began to release the identities of some of those killed in the violent clashes. It turned out they weren't innocent victims, but members of the terrorist group's security unit.
Somehow "innocent protesters" from another terrorist organization, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is mostly funded by Iran, also died in the clashes:
Gaza: More martyrdom pictures, this time from Saraya al-Quds, the armed wing of Iran-sponsored Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Three of its members were killed at Khan Younis. pic.twitter.com/fGlnS7I4u8
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News