People across the world were left horrified earlier this month when the Palestinian terror group Hamas unleashed a bloody rampage on Israeli civilians.
Yet rather than focus on that savagery, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently made a point of pledging "solidarity with the people of Palestine."
According to Breitbart, Ramaphosa's comments were made this past Saturday as he wore the traditional Palestinian scarf known as keffiyeh.
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) October 14, 2023
Breitbart noted that while Ramaphosa expressed condolences to Israelis and Palestinians, he only voiced "solidarity" with Palestine. The president also slammed "atrocities" against Palestinians while making no mention of killings by Hamas.
Further, he described the Palestinians as "people under occupation who have been waiting a struggle against an oppressive government that has occupied their land." In fact, the last Israeli settlers left Gaza in 2005 and
Sympathy for Hamas is hardly confined to South Africa, however, as last week saw crowds chanting "gas the Jews" in Sydney, Australia.
WATCH: Crowds chanting "gas the Jews" in Sydney, Australia. Police are investigating pic.twitter.com/gU3WW7HEcd
— BNO News (@BNONews) October 10, 2023
That brought condemnation from Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, who serves as U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.
We deplore antisemitic slogans and symbols at recent protests, including chants of “Gas the Jews” in Sydney. We condemn those who take to the streets of cities like London and New York to celebrate Hamas’ mass murder of 1,200 civilians (1/5)https://t.co/wuNldk201O
— Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt (@StateSEAS) October 13, 2023
Meanwhile, the Chicago chapter of Black Lives Matter put out a tweet featuring a Hamas paraglider, a fact which was pointed out by lawyer and Harvard University Law School professor Alan Dershowitz.
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) October 13, 2023
"Black Lives Matter in Chicago issued a tweet in support of Hamas," Dershowitz said. "It showed terrorists coming down to kill innocent people who are at a concert hall, flying down with parasails."
"And that's part of their tweet, and they stand in support of that," he continued before adding, "Black lives matter. So do Jewish lives. But apparently Jewish lives don't matter to the people in Black Lives Matter in Chicago who are behind this tweet."