Last month, reliably clueless actor Mark Ruffalo made an extra-large ass of himself when he decided to wade into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, armed only with ignorance:
He just couldn’t believe that Hamas would ever knowingly jeopardize children’s lives in order to carry out acts of terrorism:
Oh, and those three kidnapped and murdered Israeli teens? Hamas didn’t do it. They couldn’t’ve done it:
Except, as it turns out, they did:
A senior Hamas official boasted during a conference in Istanbul on Wednesday that the group’s military wing was behind the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank in June.
A video captured during the conference shows Salah Arouri, who is based in Turkey and is considered a primary figure within Hamas, saying that the Iz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades were responsible for the abduction of the three youths, Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16.
“The al-Qassam’s mujahedeen were the ones to carry out [the abduction] in show of support for the prisoners’ hunger strike,” he adds, referring to Palestinian inmates held in Israel.
“West Wing” and “Scandal” actor Josh Malina is a supporter of Israel, and in light of this news, he is calling on Ruffalo to correct his mistake:
Ruffalo irresponsibly helped to spread a major lie. It would be even more irresponsible of him not to acknowledge that he was wrong and make an effort to share the truth.
No word from Ruffalo so far.