Faculty Panel at George Washington U. Declares Hamas Terrorists Have a ‘Right of Resistance’ Against Israel
“sponsored by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Anti-Racism Coalition and the Institute for Middle East Studies”
It’s amazing that people feel comfortable coming right out and saying vile things like this.
The New York Post reports:
GWU faculty ignore Hamas atrocities, defend attack on Israel: ‘Right of resistance’
George Washington University’s medical school hosted a faculty panel last week that declared Hamas terrorists have a “right of resistance” against Israel, according to video footage exclusively obtained by The Post.
The Dec. 4 discussion was titled “Understanding the Conflict in Israel and Palestine” and was sponsored by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Anti-Racism Coalition and the Institute for Middle East Studies.
Panelists referred to the Jewish state’s military operation in the Gaza Strip as “ethnic cleansing” and “genocide,” while failing to discuss atrocities Hamas committed in its Oct. 7 attack against southern Israel, its designation as a foreign terrorist organization or that it is still holding more than 100 Israeli and US civilians hostage.
“Israel rightly can claim self-defense, but I also want to note here that Hamas and the Palestinians also have a right of resistance,” Michael Barnett, a professor of international affairs and political science, said during the panel.
“All of us have been shaken by the events of Oct. 7,” added Shira Robinson, a professor of history and international affairs. “But we all recognize that those events have a history.”
The Hamas attack ended a cease-fire reached after a May 2021 conflict in which Hamas fired thousands of rockets into Israel over an 11-day period before a peace was brokered.
Israeli officials estimate that approximately 1,200 people were killed in the Oct.7 attack, including 33 US citizens. Jihadists also took roughly 240 civilians hostage, including approximately 10 Americans — one of whom, 4-year-old Abigail Edan, was released last month.
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