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Elizabeth Warren: ‘Ample evidence’ that Israel committed genocide

The Massachusetts senator "would rather join the chorus of Democrats trying to placate their rabidly anti-Israel base of voters," the Republican Jewish Coalition stated.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaking with attendees at the 2020 Iowa State Education Association Legislative Conference at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 18, 2020. Credit: Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaking with attendees at the 2020 Iowa State Education Association Legislative Conference at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 18, 2020. Credit: Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) believes that there is sufficient proof that Israel has committed genocide.

“If you want to do it as an application of law, I believe that they’ll find that it is genocide, and they have ample evidence to do so,” she told attendees at the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland, Mass. on April 5, Politico reported.

A spokesperson for the senator told Politico that Warren meant to refer to “the ongoing legal process at the International Court of Justice, not sharing her views on whether genocide is occurring in Gaza.”

“For me, it is far more important to say what Israel is doing is wrong. And it is wrong,” the senator added at the mosque event. “It is wrong to starve children within a civilian population in order to try to bend to your will. It is wrong to drop 2,000-pound bombs in densely populated civilian areas.”

“Sen. Warren is right. Legally Israel is committing genocide in Gaza,” wrote Balakrishnan Rajagopal, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing. “What so many including us, U.N. experts, have been saying for months. It also means that officials of your own government are legally complicit in genocide.”

“Based on all the evidence, Israel has done more in this war to prevent civilian casualties than any military in modern history,” stated the Republican Jewish Coalition. “But that doesn’t matter to Sen. Warren, who would rather join the chorus of Democrats trying to placate their rabidly anti-Israel base of voters.”

“Genuinely curious if the Democratic National Committee convention this summer is just going to ostensibly be a hate fest of Israel and anyone who thinks Hamas is bad,” wrote Meghan McCain, the commentator and daughter of the late senator and presidential candidate John McCain, “and how normal Americans will react to that.”

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