Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn appeared on Channel 4 News tonight where he was asked about a 2009 speech in which he described Hamas as "friends".
Mr Corbyn appeared to react angrily and accused presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy of "tabloid journalism" by taking the quote out of context.
The MP for Islington North since 1983 said:
I'm saying that people I talk to, I use it in a collective way, saying our friends were prepared to talk.
Does it mean I agree with Hamas and what it does? No. Does it mean I agree with Hezbollah and what they do? No. What it means is that I think to bring about a peace process you have to talk to people with whom you may profoundly disagree.
There is not going to be any peace process unless there is talks involving Israel, Hezbollah and Hamas and I think everyone knows that.