White House denounces ‘repugnant’ pro-Hamas rhetoric at DC protest against Israel

The Times of Israel reports: “The Biden administration on Sunday slammed the ‘repugnant’ rhetoric voiced at an anti-Israel protest outside the White House a day earlier, during which pro-Hamas and pro-Hezbollah demonstrators called for ‘jihad’ and the killing of Zionists.

‘President Biden has always been clear that every American has the right to peacefully express their views. But he has also always been clear that antisemitism, violent rhetoric, and endorsing murderous terrorist organizations like Hamas is repugnant, dangerous and against everything we stand for as a country,’ White House deputy spokesperson Andrew Bates tells The Times of Israel

During Saturday’s rally, masked demonstrators chanted slogans urging Hamas’s military wing to ‘kill another soldier now’ and calling on Hezbollah to ‘kill another Zionist now,’ according to reports on social media. Protesters also held signs calling for ‘Intifada,’ a reference to periods of deadly Palestinian terror attacks against Israeli civilians in the late 1980s and early 1990s and again in the early 2000s.

One video posted to X showed a man with a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine headband burning the American flag, while other protesters appeared to be wearing green Hamas headbands, including one who held aloft a bloody Biden mask…”

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