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Deep State Witch

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Mon Apr 29, 2024, 02:34 PM Apr 29

Message From a Gazan to Campus Protesters: You're Hurting the Palestinian Cause [View all]


By Hamza Howidy
Palestinian from Gaza City

Protests are spreading across the United States at college campuses, where university students are gathering in the name of Palestinian rights and occupying campus spaces with tents. Sadly, not everyone who purports to support Palestinians is truly interested in safeguarding our rights.

It pains me to say this as a Palestinian from Gaza. As my home is destroyed and too many killed, I never thought I would find myself criticizing those speaking up. And yet, I cannot be silent about what I am seeing. The truth is that the manner in which many gather to voice their support for Palestinians does more to hurt our cause than help it.

You know what would help the Palestinians in Gaza? Condemning Hamas' atrocities. Instead, the protesters routinely chant their desire to "Globalize the Intifada." Apparently they do not realize that the Intifadas were disastrous for both Palestinians and Israelis, just as October 7 has been devastating for the people of Gaza.

They should be speaking up for the innocent victims of Hamas—both Palestinian and Israeli. Instead, they endorse Hamas's ideology with posters announcing resistance "by any means necessary" and chants of "from the river to the sea," effectively glorifying the Al-Qassam brigades, Hamas' military wing, whose ideology is entirely based on the elimination of more than 6 million Israelis from the land.
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Can't help thinking the protests help Trump. Frasier Balzov Apr 29 #1
There's definitely unseen organization out there. I've read that Putin/Russian and Iranian want to elect Trump elias7 Apr 29 #2
Nikki Haley's voters must fill in the fissures on the left. Frasier Balzov Apr 29 #5
Not likely mymomwasright Apr 29 #27
Netanyahu wants to elect Trump too. PufPuf23 Apr 29 #17
"Can't help thinking the protests help Trump." LenaBaby61 Apr 29 #29
Curious to hear a response to this... yardwork Apr 29 #3
Back in November markodochartaigh Apr 30 #36
I've posted similar thoughts and I still agree. yardwork Apr 30 #38
The protesters are not all that interested in doing anything to actually help in Gaza - as is Chef Andres - Vinca Apr 29 #4
Kick. Comments? yardwork Apr 29 #6
If one of my kids got expelled from college BonnieJW Apr 29 #16
"OFFICIAL RULING: The #FreePalestine movement in America is officially become a proHAMAS cult. betsuni Apr 29 #7
I Hesitated To Post It Deep State Witch Apr 29 #8
To be thorough, what do we know about the author of this article? TheRickles Apr 29 #10
Google can be your friend. Richard D Apr 30 #37
Kill the Messenger to shut down discussion is really annoying. betsuni Apr 29 #13
Excellent Message and What Many of Us have been talking Cha Apr 29 #20
"OFFICIAL RULING: The #FreePalestine movement in America is officially become a proHAMAS cult." LenaBaby61 Apr 29 #28
Why would they call out Hamas ripcord Apr 29 #9
They aren't pro-Palestinian. They are anti-Jewish. AZLD4Candidate Apr 29 #11
Message auto-removed Name removed Apr 29 #12
I think it's much too broad a generalization to say ALL Palestinan supporters are antisemitic. ShazzieB Apr 29 #19
Absolutely agree BannonsLiver Apr 29 #21
I wish I could recommend this 100 times! ShazzieB Apr 29 #14
I condemn Hamas. There, no need to kill any more Palestinians. IronLionZion Apr 29 #15
The author said condemning Hamas would HELP end the violence, not cure it NickB79 Apr 29 #24
Everyone knows Hamas leaders are not in Gaza IronLionZion Apr 29 #32
But Hamas weapons, fighters, and underground operations bases ARE in Gaza. wnylib Apr 30 #39
They ELECTED Hamas in 2006. Ten seconds search online says that. They control the Gaza Parliament AZLD4Candidate May 1 #40
Arizona elected Trump in 2016 IronLionZion May 1 #41
We had another election in 2020 to remove him. What's your point? AZLD4Candidate May 13 #42
So Close to what So Many on DU have been Saying!! I would hope thoee who Cha Apr 29 #18
Putin doesn't care... dlk Apr 29 #22
Maybe this message bdamomma Apr 29 #23
K & R rollin74 Apr 29 #25
Grateful to see so many Recs! Cha Apr 29 #26
Kick TY Cha Apr 29 #30
K&R spanone Apr 29 #31
Kick yardwork Apr 29 #33
KICK Cha Apr 30 #34
Kick. revmclaren Apr 30 #35
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