Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was talking to Candy Crowley about the Israelis right to defend itself against Hamas, who initiated the conflict.
PELOSI: But let me just say, that any missile that comes from someplace has a return address, and if Israel is responding to that address, then it’s a shame that the Palestinians, are using, are rumored to be using children and families as shields for their missiles. Should we all try to, first of all, avoid conflict? The Hamas initiated this. So again, this has to be something where we try to have the two state solution, that we have to support. We have to support Abbas and his role as leader there. We have to support Iron Dome to protect the Israelis from the missiles. We have to support the Palestinians in what they need.
And we have to confer with the Qataris who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization, maybe they could use their influence to …
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CROWLEY: The U.S. thinks they’re a terrorist organization though, correct? Do you?
PELOSI: Mmhhmmm, we’ve had that discussion.