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Fox News host literally shrugs off mention of 'innocent people who died' in Israeli gunfire

Fox News host Pete Hegseth gave a big ol' shrug at the mention of more than 50 Palestinians who were killed by Israeli gunfire on the Gaza Strip earlier this month while protesting the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Speaking with Ed Henry and Abby Huntsman over the weekend, Hegseth dismissed his co-hosts' claims that there "could be some innocent Palestinians, including children, who were killed" by saying they were shot "because Hamas told them to go to the front of the line."

"Okay, but there are some innocent people who died," insisted Henry. "Caught in the crossfire, children, whatever it is, let's just point that out."

"Ehhh!" Hegseth said with an exaggerated shrug.

Even Huntsman, who attempted to moderate the two sides, jumped in to contribute that "a human being is a human being." Watch the moment below. Jeva Lange