Dershowitz: Media 'Incentivizes & Encourages' Hamas With Biased Coverage
Alan Dershowitz slammed the mainstream media for its "biased" coverage of the deadly clashes between Israelis and Palestinians at the Israel-Gaza border.
Protests erupted on Monday after the U.S. opened its embassy in Jersusalem, with more than 35,000 Palestinians gathering along the security fence.
When some demonstrators attempted to breach the fence and engage in violent skirmishes, Israeli defense forces responded by opening fire.
The White House said that terrorist group Hamas "bears responsibility" for the violence, which left at least 58 dead and more than 2,700 injured, but numerous media outlets painted Israel as the aggressor.
Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor emeritus, said that Hamas encouraged Palestinian civilians to storm the border -- including women and children -- because they wanted the media to report on the resulting body count and dead civilians.
"Ambassador Haley was absolutely correct when she said that every one of those deaths is attributable to Hamas, and that every country in the Western world would have done exactly the same," Dershowitz said on "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday.
He said the world should condemn Hamas and the media that "incentivizes and encourages" the terror group by reporting in such a biased manner.
He said he hopes Palestine will come to the bargaining table and actually work toward peace and a two-state solution.
"They're not going to get a state through violence, through Security Council resolutions, through BDS," Dershowitz said. "They're going to get a state by coming in and negotiating, and I hope they do that."
Watch the "Fox & Friends" segment above.