As State Department spokesman Jen Psaki appeared to be going out of her way to avoid implicating Hamas in an act of terrorism, she was coincidentally dressed in a shade of green reminiscent of Hamas’ color. When asked by AP reporter Matt Lee about reports that the terrorist leanings of a 14 year-old Palestinian-American boy named Orwa Hammad, Psaki pleaded ignorance. Hammad was reportedly hurling molotov cocktails before being killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF); Psaki played dumb.
Based on her previous performances, it means the reports are correct. Had they not been, Psaki would have had no trouble setting the record straight. For a State Department spokesman not to know the details surrounding the death of a Palestinian-American boy in the West Bank that made international news is ridiculous.
As she appeared to be hopelessly hoping that everyone would buy her ignorance, Lee delivered a roundhouse kick with a follow-up, in which he asked Psaki to respond to reports that a Hamas headband was on Hammad’s head during his funeral. Psaki, who was visibly agitated at the prospect of it being blatantly obvious her claims of ignorance equated to a tacit admission that the reports were correct, proceeded to plead ignorance… again.
On top of all that, Psaki says the kid was not a terrorist: