ABC's Amanpour Suggests Israel Caused Too Many Civilian Casualties in 2009 Gaza War

On Thursday's World News on ABC, as correspondent Christiane Amanpour discussed the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Amanpour seemed to presume that Israel created an unreasonable number of civilian casualties during the late 2008/early 2009 war in Gaza, even though the Israeli military concluded that the overwhelming majority of Gaza residents killed were members of the Hamas terrorist group.

After anchor Diane Sawyer asked what the role of the United States would be as an ally of Israel, the ABC correspondent responded:

The U.S. has this historic agreement to defend Israel and stand by Israel. What it hopes to be able to do is encourage Israel not to cause too many civilian casualties, like what happened last time, but beyond that, the United States is not going to get involved on the ground.

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