Prime Time's discussion about the recent killings in Gaza led to an outrageous remark
"That's an outrageous thing to say."
Following yesterday's attack in which 58 Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli forces, Prime Time decided to discuss the deadliest day of violence in the area since 2014.
During the episode, David McCullagh was speaking with the former Israeli MP, Einat Wilf.
And finally tonight, in the wake of yesterday's killings in Gaza, @mcculld is joined from Tel Aviv by former Israeli MP @EWilf and from Gaza by lawyer and director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights @RajiSourani #rtept
— RTÉ Prime Time (@RTE_PrimeTime) May 15, 2018
During the discussion, Wilf said: "Even if you retreat to these lines - as Israel has done in Gaza fully - we still don't think you (Palestine) have a legitimate right to exist even within those borders."
At that point, McCullagh interjects and states that the levels of violence and the subsequent death toll was massively disproportionate and excessive.
As of now, 58 Palestinians have been killed including eight children that are under the age of 16. 2,700 other Palestinian people were also injured during the mass protests along the Gaza border.
In comparison to this, zero Israeli citizens/troops have been killed or injured.
After being asked if excessive force was used during the protests, Wilf said: "I assume that you would have been more pleased and happier to find that more Jews had been killed in the process."
At that point, McCullagh immediately interjected to say "that's an outrageous thing to say" while Wilf replied by saying that she "merely interpreted what you said."