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November 19th, 2012
01:51 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Hanan Ashrawi on "the occupation" of Gaza by Israel; Tom Ricks on the Petraeus Scandal

On Friday evening, amidst continuing unrest in Gaza and Israel, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Hanan Ashrawi of the Palestinian Legislative Council to the program.

Ashrawi voiced her opinions on the Israel-Gaza conflict, pointing to "the occupation" of Gaza by Israel as the actual reason for conflict in the region. "There is a brutal siege of Gaza," said Ashrawi. "They have turned that area into a disaster area. They starved the people. They destroyed the resources. They cut them off from the rest of the world. We have about 80 percent who need food aid. We have 45 percent unemployment in Gaza."

"You cannot have the captive civilian population totally at the mercy of a ruthless military occupation," continued Ashrawi. "So the projectiles that Hamas sends into Israel is in direct response to what Israel is doing."

Also on Friday, author Tom Ricks joined the program to give his perspective on the David Petraeus scandal. A mutual friend of both Petraeus and Paula Broadwell for over 15 years, Ricks was always certain that their extra-marital affair was unrelated to Benghazi or any other issue of national security. "I never thought there was a conspiracy," said Ricks. "I always thought that FOX News had gone kind of wacko on this and was stirring up a lot of anxiety about a bad situation in which a lot of things are inherently unknowable."

"I have tried to report several times through the years on fire fights and incidents of combat," said Ricks. "There is nothing more complex. You will always find conflicting stories. That does not mean the people are lying. It simply means that combat is one of the most stressful things anybody can go through."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Ricks tells Piers Morgan how a blurb he wrote for Broadwell’s book has “come back to haunt me.”
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  1. Griff.

    Couldn't stand looking at her face thrty years ago, and she gets unglier by the minute! There is no Palistinian piece of dirt on this planet. She's out of work after this conflict!!
    This is time when everyone in the West had better concentrate on the west, if not you'll very soon be all living in the East."

    November 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. paulpope

    Why is it that this video of Hanan Ashrawi was posted 3 days late and then taken down again from the "Latest Video" sidebar? Is a Palestinian spokesperson not allowed to share the same front-page space as the four Israeli spokespeople (Prosor, Oren, Dershowitz, Peres) featured on Piers Morgan tonight?

    November 20, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • usamaalzatari

      Not only that, coverage has portrayed the conflict as symmetrical, and more in favor of Israel. CNN is guilty of this as well. It's time people studied this conflict in detail (including its origins–the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, which is still ongoing) and took sides. Only then can good triumph over evil.

      November 20, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Michael

    The one question not asked of Hanan that I would of loved to hear asked by Morgan which it seems he never will is, If Israel would let the Palestinian's have a state would they reconise Israel as a nation? But it seems the new political goverment news controled trend is to make Israel seem more like the bad guys. Israel has offered the Palestinian multiple treaties but the reconision of Isreal as a state or country seem to always be the sticking point.

    November 20, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
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