It was just a couple of weeks ago that Hamas launched some 500 rockets and mortar shells into Israel over the course of two days, which is something to keep in mind when CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill says, “We must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend themselves. We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or fetishize it.”

“We must promote nonviolence at every opportunity, but we cannot endorse a narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing,” he added.

As Twitchy reported, Hill made the remarks at a U.N. event marking the “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” He also said that “justice requires a free Palestine from the river to the sea,” a rallying cry of Hamas. Here’s the video:

So, no comment from CNN yet? Their PR guy wouldn’t shut up the other day about Chris Wallace working for “state TV.”