If you want to stay in the good graces of the left on Twitter, one thing you don’t want to do is take Israel’s side against actual terrorists when said terrorists lob rockets at innocent civilians in Israel.
Former Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang apparently didn’t get the memo and after the terrorist group Hamas lobbed rockets into Israel, Yang sent out a tweet letting everyone know whose side he was on and didn’t dance around calling Hamas what they were.
“I’m standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks, and condemn the Hamas terrorists,” wrote Yang. “The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere.”
I’m standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks, and condemn the Hamas terrorists. The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere.
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) May 10, 2021
As any decent person should. Terrorist acts should not be supported. However, the left got pretty angry when Israel decided to retaliate in defense and when Yang sided with the predominately Jewish state, the left began losing its mind.
Quick warning: The language gets a bit salty.
Maybe not the most tasteful statement to make within hours of Israel bombing Gaza and killing 20 Palestinians, 9 of whom were children. But then again I’m not a soulless piece of shit politician so what do I know?
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) May 11, 2021
You are an actual twat.
— Henry Golding (@henrygolding) May 11, 2021
yikes bro this is not it. please educate yourself on the events and try to have some nuance and compassion for all parties involved. this is bigger than your mayoral run.
— Ben Bram (@thebenbram) May 10, 2021
As a proud Jewish New Yorker, please fuck ALL THE WAY OFF with this vile pandering to right wing zealots when most Jews are REPULSED about what the Israeli government is doing to the Palestinians. This is REPUGNANT #NotInMyName
— Stefanie Iris Weiss (@EcoSexuality) May 10, 2021
mr. yang, sir, i am begging you to please get fucked
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) May 10, 2021
That lightly damaged Israeli house must’ve really rattled you in ways that 20+ dead Palestinians amongst whom 4 children, 500+ Palestinian injured, and Israeli human rights violations for days including theft of Palestinian propery didn’t.
— Rami Ismail (رامي) (@tha_rami) May 11, 2021
— 🥈imperialism over-understander🌻🕊🥭🇵🇸 (@fOrGiVeNcHy) May 11, 2021
The day you “officially” lost me
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) May 11, 2021
Not in my name, you charlatan.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) May 11, 2021
Andrew, you really know how to read a room.
— yelling at pizza guy (@theneedledrop) May 11, 2021
It goes on and on and starts to get a bit repetitive after a while.
The truth is, Israel was attacked first by Hamas and the IDF responded with defensive measures that targeted three Hamas terrorists in Gaza as they reported. The Palestinian Health Ministry claimed that 20 people, including 9 children, were killed by these Israeli strikes with 65 others injured.
After terrorists in Gaza fired a barrage of rockets at central and southern Israel over the past few hours, we just struck 3 Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
We hold the Palestinian terror group Hamas in Gaza accountable for this serious aggression against us.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 10, 2021
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that 20 Palestinians, including 9 children, have been killed by Israeli air strikes today. One Palestinian was younger than 10-years-old. At least 65 others have been injured.
— IMEU (@theIMEU) May 10, 2021
Information about these deaths hasn’t been confirmed and it’s possible they’re being exaggerated for political reasons. It’s also quite possible that this is true, but that has nothing to do with Israel being evil and everything to do with Hamas using citizens as human shields. The death of Palestinian civilians is worth as much as the deaths of Israelis to Hamas because then Hamas can use these civilian deaths on their own side as PR fodder.
Using children as human shields, in particular, is an old tactic of Hamas’s. A 2015 UN report stated that Hamas hid mortars and rockets in at least three UN schools and fired on Israel from at least two of them. They know that if Israel fires back, they’ll be firing on the school itself and the ignorant and gullible left in the western world will gnash teeth and rend clothing in rage over it.
Case in point, Andrew Yang can’t even condemn a terrorist attack by terrorists who use children as human shields without inducing screams and tantrums from the left on Twitter.
Perhaps the left should start condemning Hamas for the children’s deaths instead of Israel who can’t just let terrorists attack innocent civilians, including children, in perpetuity. It doesn’t make the deaths of children any less tragic, but if the left really wants to help these children, they’ll stop standing by and defending terrorist groups who harm children.