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At Hague protest, climate activist Greta Thunberg accuses Israel of genocide

The 21-year-old Swedish activist recently said at a protest in Leipzig, Germany, that “to stand with Palestine is to be human.”

Climate activist Greta Thunberg (left) rallies on behalf of Palestinians outside the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands, on Jan. 26, 2024. Source: X/Greta Thunberg.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg (left) rallies on behalf of Palestinians outside the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands, on Jan. 26, 2024. Source: X/Greta Thunberg.

As the International Court of Justice in The Hague prepared to announce its verdict on South Africa’s charge of Israel committing genocide on Jan. 26, Greta Thunberg posted a photo of herself with a keffiyeh wrapped around her neck and holding a sign stating “Palestine will be free.”

The 21-year-old, left-wing Swedish activist, who rose to fame calling attention to climate change, wrote on social media that “we cannot remain silent during a genocide.”

“Israel—as well as those who support Israel’s brutal attacks and occupation—must be held accountable for their actions,” she wrote.

“I seem to have missed your protests calling for the release of hostages,” wrote Yaari Cohen, who works at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Former Knesset member Einat Wilf wrote: “Another perfect example of my claim that anti-Zionism is the mark of failed entities using the world’s most reliable scapegoat to divert attention. It seems Greta reached a dead end with her efforts to mobilize the world on climate change, so she chose the path of least resistance.”

Thunberg recently said at a protest in Leipzig, Germany, that “to stand with Palestine is to be human.”

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