Dem Rep. Smith: Media Have Been Too Soft on Hamas for Refusing Ceasefire, Using Human Shields

Dem Rep. Smith: Media Have Been Too Soft on Hamas for Refusing Ceasefire, Using Human Shields


On Wednesday’s broadcast of NewsNation’s “The Hill,” House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) stated that the media haven’t done enough to point out that Hamas is the biggest block to a ceasefire and Hamas needs to have more pressure put on it and “it would get us to a ceasefire and peace more quickly” if we pointed out that Hamas is endangering Palestinians.

Smith said, “One is, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is a very real problem that has not been adequately addressed and Israel has a strong role to play in addressing it. And that is important to Israeli security. The images, the realities of what is happening on the ground in Gaza [are] undermining support for Israel in a

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