Hamas’ vicious attacks were acts of terror; acts of terror that have already killed or injured thousands of Israelis and will have also have unimaginable consequences for Gazans and all Palestinians.
It is of course possible to value Palestinian lives and rights while simultaneously condemning Hamas’ actions. But the organizers of today’s rally have utterly failed at the latter. And as such, this event appears as nothing more than a celebration of yesterday’s massacre of Israelis. We forcefully condemn this.
Celebrations of death and destruction. Yes, DSA and the other groups have a right to free speech, but their speech here is showing New Yorkers exactly who they are.