Sen. Ted Cruz joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss his recent trip to Israel to observe the fighting that’s been occurring in the region between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group. We discuss how Hamas has a headquarters in the basement of a hospital, effectively using innocent people as human shields.


“It’s their own terrorists killing their own people, because they wanted to kill Israeli civilians, but they just weren’t very good at it, and shot their own people instead,” Cruz, R-Texas, told The Daily Signal.


“The press utterly ignores that,” Cruz said. “The other civilians that are injured are predominantly the result of a decision that Hamas made to use Palestinians as human shields. So, they deliberately fire their weapons, fire their rockets from heavily populated civilian areas into heavily populated civilian areas.


“It’s actually a double war crime. Shooting in a civilian area is a war crime, but shooting from civilian areas is also a war crime,” the Texas Republican lawmaker said.

“The Hamas headquarters was in the basement of a hospital in Gaza,” Cruz said, adding:


This is a Palestinian hospital. And here’s the calculation Hamas is making: It’s a win-win. Either the [Israeli Defense Forces] will refrain from attacking their headquarters, in which case, that’s great. That’s what they want. Or in the alternative, if the IDF does attack the headquarters, it will kill a significant number of Palestinians, and they’re literally using Palestinian women and newborn babies.


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