On Wednesday evening, Erin Burnett welcomed Maen Areikat, asking the Chief P.L.O. Representative to the U.S. for his assessment of the ongoing unrest between Israel and Hamas.
Thus far, it seems Israel will not back down as long as rockets continue to be launched in its direction. So, Burnett asks her guest, “what is being done to stop Hamas from firing more rockets?”
According to Areikat, “Israel has a habit of lying,” and “the world has to wake up.”
He goes on to state that the U.N. has proof that the shells recently fired at a U.N. school were Israeli.
Erin asks if Hamas should be blamed for incidents like these due to their use of civilian structures for weapon storage. While Areikat agrees that this is a violation of U.N. sanctity, he finds Israel’s action inexcusable, and furthermore condemns America's loyalty to Israel in the crisis:
“It is shameful that the United States is resupplying ammunition to a country that is committing right now war crimes.”
Watch the above video for the full interview between Areikat and Burnett.