By Douglas V. Gibbs
A massive Pro-Palestine protest demonstrating against any U.S. support for Israel blanketed the streets of Washington D.C. today. Aerial photos revealed dozens of streets loaded with protestors, occupying spaces that January 6, 2021 protestors occupied and were called “insurrectionists” because of their presence at the Capitol. Sources state that the number of pro-Hamas protestors was somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 people.
The protest, the largest since the Hamas attack against Israel on October 7, rallied against President Biden’s policy to give any support to Israel. They expect the Democrats to support their Islamic Monolith attitude; all actions must be in full support of Islam. The protestors claim the Israeli response to the Hamas attack is genocide against Palestinians, and charged Biden with being complicit in that alleged genocide.
About a month has passed since Hamas militants stormed across the Israeli border on October 7, killing more than a thousand people, and abducting hundreds, in a horrific manner that is pretty much a norm for Islamism. Israel’s response has been limited, and papers have been dropped in Gaza to alert civilians of impending attacks before Israel bombarded the Gaza Strip and sent in ground troops. Troops were engaged by Hamas fighters immediately, but despite the confrontations, the Israeli Defense Force has begun moving into the tunnels being used by Hamas under the region.
I wonder how many arrests were conducted in Washington D.C. as the pro-Hamas protestors invaded the streets of Washington D.C., and if any of those arrests will result in federal trials as we’ve seen regarding largely peaceful ralliers in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021.
I’m not going to hold my breath on that one, but I welcome the protestor’s claim that since the Democrats are not one thousand percent with them, and since they quickly forgot about the hundreds of millions of dollars sent to Gaza in the name of COVID relief, and Biden’s call for Israel to pause their military efforts, they plan to put out the word for their political brethren to not vote for Biden in 2024. With so many people abandoning Biden on election day, it may be possible for Trump to overcome the cheat. We’ll see.