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As the deadly conflict in the Middle East continues, tonight Piers Morgan interviews Shimon Peres, allowing the president of Israel to offer a response amidst those that disapprove of his nation's airstrikes into Gaza:
“Well you know, whoever criticizes us should suggest an alternative – we started with great restraint. In the last six days thousand two hundred [1,200] missiles fall on our civilians lives, on mothers, on children," says Peres. "We tried to do it with restraint, but apparently they hide themselves in private homes, even in mosques, and we are trying to do our best not to hit any civilian on the other side, but unfortunately a war is a war and they can stop it in one minute if they’ll stop shooting, there won’t be any causalities."
Joining "Piers Morgan Tonight" from his home in Jerusalem, Peres insists that the Palestinian militant group Hamas is most to blame for initiating the violence and death that has dominated the news cycle since last week:
"We don't know why all of a sudden they started to shoot. I’m not talking about civilians only, but at the children ... you know, they start to shoot at eight o’clock in the morning when the children go to the school. Why? What for? I mean it is not in our hand, you know, that – to terrorism, to fight terrorism is not a pleasant experience, and they don't care," he tells Morgan. "They are really producers of death, and without any consideration."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 for the full interview with the president of one of the country's involved in this increasingly deadly engagement.
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