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Bernie Sanders gets Massive Applause: Treat Palestinians with 'respect and dignity'

posted on: Apr 15, 2016

BY: Nisreen Eadeh/Staff Writer

During last night’s Democratic presidential debate hosted by CNN, Wolf Blitzer asked Bernie Sanders if Israel had the right to defend itself during the 2014 assault on Gaza. The Vermont Senator defended his previous statements of saying he is pro-Israel, but that Israel’s attack was “disproportionate.” Sanders went further to say that “we are going to have to treat the Palestinian people with respect and dignity,” garnering a massive applaud from the audience. Sanders also went into the terrible conditions that Palestinians are facing in Gaza and believes that his views doesn’t make him anti-Israel. He says these views pave “the way, I think, for an approach that works in the Middle East.”

Watch his response here