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April 7, 2016 9:52 am

Israeli Minister Calls Bernie Sanders’ Gaza Death-Toll Figures ‘Loony’

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders claimed that "over 10,000 innocent people" were killed during the 2014 Gaza war. Photo: Wikipedia.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Photo: Wikipedia.

An Israeli cabinet minister described as “loony” on Thursday an account by US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of the number of Palestinian civilians killed in the 2014 Gaza war that went well beyond any official assessments.

The minister, Ze’ev Elkin, commenting on an interview by the Vermont senator in the New York Daily News on Monday, took a forgiving tack, saying politicians “sometimes make mistakes” in the heat of a campaign.

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