Furious ITV GMB host accused of playing games as Palestine row turns fiery

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    Good Morning Britain host Ed Balls had a heated debate with a guest on Monday's show.

    On November 13, presenters Ed and Susanna Reid welcomed Guardian columnist Owen Jones onto the show to discuss the current abominations of Palestine. Though as Ed introduced Owen, he instantly labelled him a "gas lighter".

    Ed said: "The gas lighter extreme, Mr Owen Jones appears on GMB." To which Owen responded: "I know I'm used to being interrogated like I'm a cabinet minister, even though I'm just a journalist at The Guardian just trying to make the point that there are serious war crimes…

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    "Collective punishment, as the UN Secretary-General has said, the bombing of hospitals three nurses yesterday, killed by the Israeli attacks, a hospital surrounded with no energy. Whilst in northern Gaza, there has been the obliteration of more than two Hiroshima bombs worth of bonds dropped on an area."

    Ed then asked: "Which do you think we are complicit in?" Owen answered: "I'm saying most of the media." Ed then pushed: "What and we are?"

    Looking angered, Owen asked: "Ed, what is this? I'm not talking about you. "You're talking about this, Good morning Britain," Ed replied.

    Owen continued: "Yes, you're right. I'm talking about most of the media and most newspapers in this country have openly supported Israel. Ed, what is this bizarre game you're trying to play?"

    Defending himself, Ed added: "I'm not playing a game." Before Owen carried on to say: "Most newspapers in this country are supporting what Israel is doing.

    "Not supporting a ceasefire means the continuation of thousands of innocent people being brutally murdered and most people won't die because of the missiles, they would have died because the healthcare system is collapsing. Pregnant women giving birth without medicine, and children having their limbs amputated.

    "This is just the war that most newspapers and most politicians support in this country mean." Many viewers took to social media to share their thoughts on the debate.

    One wrote: "Horrible smirk on his face while Owen points out nurses have been murdered, as he tries to make it all about him."

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