Netanyahu today called the students in the United States “Hamas”

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, concerned by the long-running protests on some US college campuses against Israel's killing of civilians in Gaza, called for a halt to what he described as "horrific" student demonstrations.

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Netanyahu today called the students in the United States "Hamas"

As pro-Palestinian demonstrations spread rapidly at US universities, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu issued a video message in English.

Netanyahu claimed that the demonstrations by students demanding an end to the bloodshed in Gaza were “anti-Semitic”.

What’s happening in America’s college campuses is horrific,” the Israeli prime minister said in a televised statement. “Antisemitic mobs have taken over leading universities.” nytimes

Netanyahu called the protests at US universities “terrible” and called for them to stop.

Netanyahu argued that some state, local and federal officials in the US have reacted to these anti-occupation protests, but more needs to be done.

Claiming that Israel was “unjustly accused of genocide”, Netanyahu stated that everyone should react against the demonstrations, which he claimed were “antisemitic”.

On April 18, pro-Palestinian students at Columbia University staged a sit-in on the campus lawn to protest the school’s continued financial investments in companies that support the occupation of Palestine and the genocide in Gaza.

In statements made by members of the US Congress, the New York Governor’s Office and the City of New York, it was claimed that the students who had been holding a vigil for a week had exhibited “anti-Semitic” behavior.

Later, demonstrations by pro-Palestinian students spread to other leading US schools, including New York University (NYU), Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts University, The New School and the University of North Carolina.


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