Israel’s Netanyahu benefits from shooting down of Malaysian plane

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An American political commentator believes that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu benefits from the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane because he can continue his atrocities in Gaza.

In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, Veterans Today editor James Henry Fetzer also rejected Washington’s allegation that Moscow was behind the incident.

“The report that the Russian weapons were used to down the Malaysian plane in Ukraine does not mean that Russia was involved or the Russian separatists in Ukraine had anything to do with it. What could Russia have possibly stood to benefit in shooting down this airplane?” Fetzer said.

“Russia has nothing to gain from this. Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu had everything to gain because it was occurring by remarkable coincidence at the very same time Israel is launching its massive inhumane savage slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza,” he added.

The US accused Russia of being behind the crash that killed 298 people on board, saying the missile that brought down the plane was given by Moscow to pro-Russian militia in east Ukraine.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that “It's pretty clear that this is a system that was transferred from Russia in the hands of separatists.”

Kerry added that a sophisticated SA-11 system was used to down the plane.

“We know with confidence, with confidence that the Ukrainians did not have such a system anywhere near the vicinity at that point in time. So it obviously points a very clear finger at the separatists,” Kerry claimed.

However, Russia denied the accusation, slamming the US for blaming Moscow for the crash.

"The statements of representatives of the US administration are evidence of a deep political aberration of Washington's perception of what is going on in Ukraine … despite an obvious and indisputable nature of the arguments provided by rebels and Moscow, the US administration is pushing its own agenda," Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

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