She then said the thought the nearly
2,000 Palestinian who have died on the Gaza strip since Israel launched
military operations in the area a month ago 'deserved it'.
'When you declare war, you declare war,' Rivers said.
started it. We now don't count who's dead. You're dead. You deserve to
be dead. You started it. You started it. Don't you dare make me feel sad
She then further attacked the Palestinian people for voting for Hamas in democratic elections.
'You can't get rid of Hamas, You have to say you do not recognise them, they are terrorists.
'They were re-elected by a lot of stupid people who don’t even own a pencil.’
When questioned further about the
civilian victims, she added: 'You were told to get out, you don't get
out, then you know you're an idiot, and at least the ones that were
killed were the ones with very low IQs.’
the video began circulating online, Rivers released a statement on her
Facebook page, in which she made it clear she stood behind her words,
but that they had been taken out of context.
'I am both saddened and disappointed
that my statement about the tragedy of civilian casualties was totally
taken out of context,' she said.
‘What I said and stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts
‘Along with every other sane person in this world, I am praying for peace. ‘
of Thursday, 1,888 people, including 446 children, have died and 9,804
injured in Gaza in the past month, according to the Palestinian Ministry