Sen. Cotton Has ‘Lesson for the Media’: Never Trust Terrorists

Craig Bannister | October 17, 2023
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In the wake Tuesday’s destruction of a Gaza hospital by a rocket and the ensuing media reports, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) offered the media a little friendly advice.

“Lesson for the media: never trust Hamas terrorists,” Sen. Cotton posted on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, after liberal news outlets repeated Hamas’ claim that Israeli rockets had destroyed the hospital, leaving as many as five hundred dead.

Cotton then shared an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) report explaining that an investigation has revealed that it was actually a Hamas rocket that hit the hospital, due to a failed strike against Israel:

“Following an analysis by the IDF's operational systems, a barrage of rockets was launched toward Israel, which passed in the vicinity of the hospital, when it was hit. According to intelligence information from a number of sources we have, Islamic Jihad terrorist organization is responsible for the failed rocket launch that hit the hospital.”

“Of course Hamas is responsible for the hospital attack. They want Gazans to be human shields to back their terror campaign,” Cotton, a member of the Senate Armed Forces and Intelligence Committees, followed up.

In earlier posts, Sen. Cotton derided calls to provide aid to Gaza. The U.S., he wrote, “should have no part in providing aid to Gaza for the same reason the U.S. didn’t provide aid to Nazi Germany.” “Aiding Gaza will only prolong the rule of Hamas,” he added.

“In the long run, the best way to aid the Palestinian people is for Hamas to be completely destroyed,” Sen. Cotton wrote.