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Joan Rivers

Palestinian Civilians 'Deserve to Be Dead'

... They Started It!

8/7/2014 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar12:45 PM PT -- Joan says in a statement ... she was "totally taken out of context. What I said and stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts. We, the United States, certainly know this as 69 years later we still feel the guilt of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

She adds, "Along with every other sane person in this world, I am praying for peace."
Joan Rivers has zero sympathy for Palestinian civilians killed in the Gaza conflict because they had fair warning to get out, and didn't ... so they deserve to die.

Joan was at LAX yesterday when she doubled down on her now famous rant about Israel defending itself ... by screaming she doesn't want to hear about civilian casualties.

A sample of her rage: "They started it. We now don't count who's dead. You're dead, you deserve to be dead." 

You have to see the rest. You can't accuse Joan of not having an opinion.


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When you elect terrorists to govern you, their job is to attack your so-called enemy, not protect you. When the Palestinians stop being & support terrorist, war in that region will be over

85 days ago

Waka Waka Waka    

Is joans mouth waiting 4something

85 days ago


I'm a firm believer in the saying: the meaner you are when you get older the longer you live

85 days ago


So easy for her. To say does not effect her her. And. Her family will eat well. And go to sleep in their fancy homes. And sleep well and not worry about bombs coming and having. To shield their children

85 days ago


Senile, irrelevant old bat clinging to any opportunity for media exposure.

85 days ago


she's funny, but SHE's dumb as dirt and may have finally dig her own grave (yes, I know there's a lot of room to joke about her age here, but I'm not going to justify any of her moronic statements by jabbing at her personally). What a ****ing hateful moron.

85 days ago

Max Smart    

You have to question someone's humanity when they have no sympathy for children dying.

85 days ago


Joan is right. They did start it. And, all Arabs want to do is fight. It's breed into them. They are a people who love to hate. They live for hate, violence and deceit. I think the jewish nation should be given backing by the whole world to clean up the whole middle east. We've proven we can't do it as Americans. Bomb the Arabs until they are all gone.

85 days ago


Thank you Tmz for showing to the world how bitch is this old woman . Joan ... I think you should be kick out form E! . Let's everyone send email to E to let this bicth get fired . She deserves someone put all her f!: words into her ass and you jerry Walters ... **** you!

85 days ago


Joan was going off on this topic on Howard Stern a week or two ago, saying basically that the whole world is anti-semitic and so basically Israel needs to fight. I did a little research. Did you know that every baby born in Palestine has to be "assigned" an ID number by Israel, thereby approving the child? Did you know that Israel controls ALL the food into Palestine and limits calorie intake to everyone at 1,200 a day? There may be a lot of anti-semites in the world, per Joan. But to me Palestine may simply be sick of this Israeli control, and desperate. And by trickle down theory, Hamas steps in by force for Palestine and does its own bad deeds. But Israel is no saint, from the photos I have seen. Joan is so over the top, she has no other frame of reference except thinking all Jews are hated, end of story for her.

85 days ago


She gad a point when she mentioned hiroshima. And when u start something. If your told as a civilian to go somewhere safer and u dont. Its your fault. Materialistic tjings can be replaced, your life cant. And i know its a bad comparison, but we see it on the news all the time during natural disasters, ppl are told to leave, and u still get that group of ppl that decide to stay....their funeral if stuff happens.

85 days ago


It depresses me--children being killed. What depresses me more is that these parent's have the chance to save their kids but don't demand anything from Hamas. Like, get out!

85 days ago


Not sure what to think, I'm just sick of seeing it in the media, the US media covers everything else besides our ridiculous un-employment and other issues.

85 days ago

Marco Polo    

This old woman is the grandmother of attention whores. Always bitter, and trying to stir up controversy to seem relevant and get attention. I feel so sorry for her. She must be rotten on the inside.

85 days ago


Why won't she die?! Why Lord Why!! Anytime this old bag opens her hateful mouth only **** comes out of it. U all know if it was anyone else America would be asking for they heads, but because it's good old bag Jew rivers it is ok. The Palestinians r humans to people lets not for get that.

85 days ago
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