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September 6, 2016

B’Tselem activist avoids calling Hamas a terror group

Henry Jackson Society
Alan Mendoza

A spokesperson for Israeli NGO B’Tselem repeatedly refused to categorise Hamas as a terrorist organisation during an interview with a Jewish TV Channel.

Sarit Michaeli was being interviewed by Dr Alan Mendoza, Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society, for a segment on J-TV, a global Jewish YouTube channel launched earlier this year.

Dr Mendoza asked Ms Michaeli: “Is Hamas a terrorist organisation?”

Ms Michaeli replied saying: “Hamas engages in clear terrorist acts when it bombs Israeli civilians. We’ve denounced these actions clearly.

“If you’re referring to the attempt by a former member of the Israeli Knesset to basically smear B’Tselem’s director in order to place us in a position which presents a false image, as if B’Tselem is somehow in any way in support of attacks against Israelis, that is simply incorrect.”

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Alan Mendoza

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Alan Mendoza is a Founder and Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society.

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