After a long silence Biden finally spoke out about the uprising in anti-Semitic violence across the United States amid conflict between Israel and Hamas. He branded the attacks as “despicable”.
“I condemn this hateful behavior at home and abroad — it’s up to all of us to give hate no safe harbor,” the President said on Monday.
In recent weeks, across the nation citizens with Israeli flags, and yarmulke’s have been targeted and often beaten.
Two young boys, one 18 and the other 17 sporting yarmulkes in Brooklyn were approached by two unidentified men. The men demanded that they chant “free Palestine”. Upon their refusal they were choked and beaten. Thankfully a ride share driver came to their rescue. Their father agreed to speak to the Daily Caller as long as anonymity was preserved.
Another man sporting his religious head wear was chased down and brutally beaten by a pro-Palestine mob. The thugs continued to kick him while he was down. He claims that he now has to second guess wearing his yarmulke in public.
Biden said that he “recognizes that this is a persistent evil that always deserves our attention and efforts”.
This attacks have ramped up as a result of conflict between Hamas, an anti-Semitic terrorist group that controls Gaza, and Israel. The extremist group fired hundreds of missiles at Israel in a short time. Most of which were stopped by their iron dome missile defense system.
The groups 1988 charter reads “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”
They describe their struggle as against Jews, rather than referencing the Israeli state.
“Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious. It needs all sincere efforts. It is a step that inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah’s victory is realised.” The Charter reads.
Hamas claims that the charter is now irrelevant. It was scrapped when they began running candidates for office. They however refused to amend it, for “internal reasons”. Likely, that most still agree with its doctrine.