Radio personality Gareth Cliff has courted controversy again, this time by declaring that Israel is entitled to protect itself from Palestinians “clearly hellbent on violence”. “If you want to believe anyone else, believe the leader of Hamas, Yahya Sinwar, who said ‘we will tear down the fence and tear down the hearts of these Zionists’,” Cliff quoted.
Independent radio host Gareth Cliff recently came under fire for comments he made disputing the popular narrative that Israel without provocation killed peaceful, unarmed Palestian protesters in Gaza. Instead, he said, it was justifiably defending its borders from incursion, and its citizens from violence. Let’s fact-check his story.