Harris Hearts Hamas? VP Comforts Anti-Israeli Protester, Ignores Israeli Suffering

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In a classic display of misplaced priorities, Vice President Kamala Harris took a moment to express her sympathy for “innocent” Palestinians killed right after Israel successfully rescued four hostages in a daring raid. Yes, you heard that right. Instead of unequivocally condemning the terrorists who started this chaos, she felt the need to sprinkle in some sympathy for the enemy.

During her speech in Detroit, Harris called the October 7 Hamas attack on Israeli civilians a “brutal massacre,” which it certainly was. But then she pivoted to a lament for those in Gaza, blurring the lines between the terrorists and the civilians they hide among. “And we mourn all of the innocent lives that have been lost in Gaza, including those tragically killed today,” she said, referring to the casualties that occurred during the rescue operation.

Now, let’s get real here. The Gaza Health Ministry, controlled by Hamas, claims that over 270 Palestinians died in the raid. Israel, however, puts the number at fewer than 100. And remember, the Hamas-run ministry doesn’t bother distinguishing between terrorists and civilians. But why let facts get in the way when you’re trying to score political points?

An anti-Israel protester even tried to interrupt Harris’s speech. Still, she shut them down with a bit of sass: “I am speaking right now. I value and respect your voice, but I am speaking right now,” she asserted. Too bad she didn’t bring that same energy to her condemnation of Hamas.

Harris continued to outline the Biden administration’s Middle East goals, which include bringing home all hostages and ending Palestinian suffering. Noble goals, sure. Still, it’s the typical wishy-washy approach we’ve come to expect. Meanwhile, the rest of us are left wondering why there isn’t a stronger stand against the terrorists who instigated this bloodshed in the first place.

Peter Lerner, an Israel Defense Forces representative, defended the operation on ABC’s “This Week,” stating, “All of our war efforts are crafted and designed around bringing back the hostages.” He highlighted the meticulous planning and the immense risks taken to save Noa Argamani, Almog Meir, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv. Despite facing a 360-degree barrage of RPGs, AK-47s, and explosive devices, Israeli forces heroically completed their mission.

Lerner also pointed out the cynical tactics of Hamas, which uses civilian areas to hide and hold hostages, putting innocent lives at risk. He reminded us that every civilian death in this war is a tragedy, a direct result of Hamas’s ruthless methods.

And let’s not mince words here: Kamala Harris’s public mourning for the Palestinian casualties, many of whom were complicit in terror activities, is a slap in the face to the victims of Hamas’s brutality. Instead of giving a pass to the terrorists, maybe next time, she should focus on the real issue: Hamas needs to release the hostages and stop their reign of terror.

In the end, Lerner put it best: “Hamas has to go.” They’ve repeatedly proven that they can’t be trusted with power. They build terrorist armies, infiltrate Israel, and abduct innocent civilians. The war could end today if Hamas simply released the hostages. But is that too much to ask? Apparently, for some in the Biden administration, it might be.