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Russell Brand, Fox's Sean Hannity trade barbs over Israel-Hamas conflict

August 4, 2014 -- Updated 1355 GMT (2155 HKT)
Actor Russell Brand (L) has labeled Fox News' Sean Hannity (R) a
Actor Russell Brand (L) has labeled Fox News' Sean Hannity (R) a "terrorist" over his TV grilling of a Palestinian guest.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Actor calls Fox host a "terrorist" over aggressive interview with Palestinian guest
  • Sean Hannity calls Russell Brand's take on the current Gaza crisis "ignorant"
  • Israel-Hamas conflict has killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis

(CNN) -- It may have started as a TV debate about the Israel-Hamas conflict, but it's now turned into a seemingly endless online war of words between Russell Brand and Fox News anchor Sean Hannity.

The British comedian, actor and occasional political commentator branded Hannity a "terrorist" last week after the conservative U.S. pundit berated a Palestinian guest on his show during a heated debate over Israel's ongoing war with Hamas militants in Gaza -- a conflict that has claimed the lives of hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis in the past month.

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