VIDEO: Hillary Slammed by Dem Senator

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – Marking a rift among liberals for her recent remarks about anti-Israeli protesters on college campuses, Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen from Maryland slammed Hillary Clinton for being “quite dismissive.”

Watch the video below.

Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Van Hollen addressed comments Clinton made on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where she claimed the protesters “don’t know very much at all about the history of the Middle East or frankly about history in many areas of the world.”

Van Hollen argued that many student demonstrators are genuinely concerned about the ongoing situation in Gaza due to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

“I thought…that Secretary Clinton’s comments, in that regard, were quite dismissive of students’ concerns about the awful humanitarian crisis and high civilian death toll in Gaza,” he said.

Clinton recounted her discussions with young people about the conflict. She mentioned her husband, former President Bill Clinton’s, past efforts to negotiate a two-state solution during the 1990s.

“An offer was made to the Palestinians for a state on 96% of the existing territory occupied by the Palestinians with 4% of Israel to be given to reach 100% of the amount of territory that was hoped for,” she stated.

However, the plan was ultimately rejected by then-Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

The senator also emphasized the importance of protecting free speech on campuses while ensuring safety and combating antisemitism.

Furthermore, Van Hollen defended Joe Biden’s decision to pause the delivery of heavy munitions to Israel, concerned about a potential ground assault on Rafah.

He criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for disregarding U.S. attempts to reduce civilian casualties and provide humanitarian aid in Gaza.

Amid this backdrop, the State Department issued a report suggesting it was reasonable to assess that Israel might have violated international humanitarian law in Gaza.

During the interview, Van Hollen referenced comments from former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley, who said Israel could not be criticized without holding the U.S. accountable for the casualties it caused during World War II.

“The United States has not been perfect — far from perfect. But since World War Two, we’ve adopted many more measures to try to restrict civilian harm,” Van Hollen replied.

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