Bernie Sanders (I – Venezuela) is very unhappy that Israel killed some Hamas terrorists.
“The killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza is tragic. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without a violent response,” Bernie Sanders tweeted.
The “demonstrators” that Bernie Sanders was defending were Hamas.
According to Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Hamas run Health Ministry, 15 Palestinians were killed while participating in the protest on Friday.
On Saturday, the Izzadin Kassam Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing, announced that five of the deceased Palestinians were Kassam members… Later on Saturday, however, the IDF said that 10 of the 15 Palestinians who died, including Abed al-Nabi, were a part of armed groups in Gaza.
Specifically, the IDF said that Abed al-Nabi was an activist in the Kassam Brigades. Pictures of his remains show him wrapped in a green Hamas flag.
This isn’t new for Bernie Sanders. The radical Israel-hating politician had falsely accused Israel of killing 10,000 innocent people in Gaza.
An Israeli cabinet minister described as “loony” on Thursday an account by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of the number of Palestinian civilians killed in the 2014 Gaza war that went well beyond any official assessments.
“I don’t remember the figures, but my recollection is over 10,000 innocent people were killed in Gaza. Does that sound right?” Sanders told the newspaper. “I do believe and I don’t think I’m alone in believing that Israel’s force was more indiscriminate than it should have been.”
The war killed around 2,100 Palestinians, according to Gaza officials, Israel and foreign observers. The Palestinians say most of the dead were civilians. Israel says more than half were fighters. Israel lost 67 soldiers and six civilians in the war.
But Bernie Sanders has always been a close pal of anti-Semites. His alliance with Keith Ellison is part of a consistent pattern.
Bernie Sanders has a long history of pandering to anti-Semitic leftists. He endorsed Jesse Jackson despite his Hymietown slur. He has campaigned with Harry Belafonte, who had claimed that “Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich” and Spike Lee who had responded to criticism of anti-Semitic stereotypes in his movies by saying that he “couldn’t make an anti-Semitic film” because Jews run Hollywood. He met with Sharpton who had jeered, “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”
Bernie Sanders has conducted almost no outreach to Jews. Instead his campaign has focused heavily on bringing in hateful Muslim figures such as Linda Sarsour, who described throwing stones at Jews as “the definition of courage”, and CAIR’s Zahra Billoo, who compared Israel to ISIS.
Bernie Sanders supporters are the only group of backers for any of the candidates in the race who are more likely to support the terrorists over Israel.
Bernie knows his base.
Where was Bernie’s condemnation when his Sandinista comrades were chanting, “Death to the Jews”, when a synagogue was firebombed and in an echo of Hitler’s Germany, its president was forced to scrub the streets? Instead his voice was raised loudly in support of the Marxist regime that wiped out the Jewish community of Nicaragua.
While Bernie Sanders honeymooned in the USSR, Soviet Jews were being oppressed by the leftist regime. The same year that Bernie Sanders was touring the USSR, Soviet Jewish protests were being broken up by the KGB and Josef Begun, a prominent refusenik, met with President Reagan.
Reagan was vocal in condemning the abuse of Jews by the USSR and the Sandanistas. But where was Bernie’s “loud and clear” condemnation?
It was nowhere to be heard.
Bernie Sanders supported Jesse Jackson despite his “Hymietown” slur. He refused to directly condemn his anti-Semitism when he was asked about it.
So Bernie just being a consistent ally of anti-Semites.
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