Black Lives Matter calls for Palestinian liberation, stands in ‘solidarity’ amid Hamas attacks

"Black Lives Matter expressed its 'solidarity' for Palestinians, advocating for 'ending settler colonialism' and Palestinian liberation in a tweet that implicitly undercut Israel after days of attacks in the region." - C.Post

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Paul J. Scharf's picture

If they are showing "support for Hamas," does that not then mean that we are painting the name of a group linked to foreign terrorists on our basketball courts and football and baseball fields, and affixing it to players' uniforms?

Church Ministries Representative, serving in the Midwest, for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry 

Bert Perry's picture

I am finding myself going from the initial comment of "obviously" to the original comment "Black Lives Matter" to "what on earth?" to their (admittedly former) support for the end of nuclear families (folks, we've been doing this for 70 years with dismal results!) and now support for a group that's launching rockets from residential areas and elementary schools at Israeli residential areas and elementary schools.  One would have hoped that we could agree that war crimes make a group non grata, but apparently I am way too optimistic about that.

 

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Ken S's picture

I certainly won't support Hamas and agree that they are a terrorist organization. However, from what I can tell this round of violence is more a result of Israel's actions than anyone else. It seems they are the instigator and a bully right now. And while I like to support Israel, I don't deny myself the ability to see when they are in the wrong.

Bert Perry's picture

Ken, the provocations here include (a) a 35 year old court case deciding the disposition of properties in Jerusalem stolen by Palestinians in 1948 and (b) police response to a disturbance at the Dome of the Rock.  The nature of the conflict is still strongly in dispute, but no matter what, does this justify lobbing rockets at residential neighborhoods and elementary schools?  Brother, this is a war crime for a reason!

And given that we know that the Hamas are committing war crimes by doing this, precisely WHY should we take their testimony about the provocations seriously?  If you're willing to intentionally kill and maim innocent children for your ideology, it's a good bet you're going to be willing to lie about the matter as well.  This is also the same group of people who were using AP journalists as human shields (and useful idiots).  We're not talking about someone you'd be glad to meet as a guest of your daughter, after all.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Ken S's picture

Bert Perry wrote:

Ken, the provocations here include (a) a 35 year old court case deciding the disposition of properties in Jerusalem stolen by Palestinians in 1948 and (b) police response to a disturbance at the Dome of the Rock.  The nature of the conflict is still strongly in dispute, but no matter what, does this justify lobbing rockets at residential neighborhoods and elementary schools?  Brother, this is a war crime for a reason!

And given that we know that the Hamas are committing war crimes by doing this, precisely WHY should we take their testimony about the provocations seriously?  If you're willing to intentionally kill and maim innocent children for your ideology, it's a good bet you're going to be willing to lie about the matter as well.  This is also the same group of people who were using AP journalists as human shields (and useful idiots).  We're not talking about someone you'd be glad to meet as a guest of your daughter, after all.

I do understand the provocations. Palestinians are upset over unfair housing laws. Israeli law says that Israelis can reclaim properties owned by Palestinians that were originally deeded to Israelis prior to 1948. However, Israel did not include any recourse for the reverse situation, so Palestinians are not able to reclaim land that they previously owned but are now deeded to Israelis. It's legal, yes, but quite unfair. Not to mention that people are being displaced who have lived on that land for decades, and that is sure to sting a bit.

And I do not defend Hamas. Nor do I take their testimony about the provocations seriously, and I didn't get my information from them. I fully understand that they are a terrorist organization and that they would love to eliminate Israel. But separate from Hamas, Palestinians are being mistreated by Israel and there's enough info and videos as to what is happening in Jerusalem to demonstrate that Israel is not as clean and pure as the wind driven snow. Supporting Israel does not mean that I must defend them when they are in the wrong.

josh p's picture

I too support Israel but make a distinction between that and always rubber stamping their actions (not saying anyone here is doing that). I am dispensational and still believe that God will redeem all of Israel. In the time being, I support them when they do right. I don’t know enough about this situation to comment intelligently but I am sure that, like most things humans do, it is a mixture of good and bad.

Paul Henebury's picture

"Black Lives Matter."  "The German Democratic Republic." "The People's Communist Party."  "My body. my choice."  "Make America Green Again." "White Privilege." - There's sucker born every minute!      

Dr. Paul Henebury

I am Founder of Telos Ministries, and Senior Pastor at Agape Bible Church in N. Ca.