SWC Condemns "The Washington Post" Headline Blaming Israel for Suffering of Palestinian Babies

November 19, 2023

There are Scores of Israeli Children and Their Murdered or Captive Parents Who Have Suffered Being Hamas Hostages for More Than Six Weeks

LOS ANGELES – The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) is condemning a recent article by The Washington Post in which the headline read “Israel’s war with Hamas Separates Palestinian babies from their mothers.”
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action at the SWC, issued the following statement:
“So-called coverage that features headlines like the one created by The Washington Post brings tears of joy to Hamas terrorists – who, as a reminder to anyone who has forgotten, led the deadly attacks over a month ago that slaughtered Jews and kidnapped innocent civilians. Continued demonization of Israel will only create increased misinformation and hate against Israelis who are fighting to destroy terrorists who have one goal in mind - murder Jews and destroy the only democracy in the Middle East – Israel. They prove every day, including today, when they destroyed a hospital in Gaza that Hamas doesn’t care about live Gazans they’re thrilled when the death toll ramps up so that they, with the assistance from much of the media, can blame Israel for the death toll.”

Photo Credit: The Washington Post

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About the Simon Wiesenthal Center  
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe, and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).


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