Col. Oliver North was on “Hannity” tonight to discuss the Israel incursion into Gaza and the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

North said that Hamas’ attempted invasion into Israel today through tunnels was its way of taking advantage of a cease fire.

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“What Hamas is doing is not independent of other events. Hamas is an actor for the Iranians,” he said, adding that attacks are ordered by Iranians, and Hamas uses Iranian-made missiles.

Of the MH17 plane crash, North said it isn’t a “terrible tragedy," but rather "is a travesty, it is murder.” He said Vladimir Putin is trying to reassemble as much of the ancient Russian Empire as he can, and he said today’s reported downing of the plane requires a firm response from the U.S. and NATO.