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Fetterman: ‘Hamas cowards’ hide behind Ramadan

"Hamas must be destroyed, and Sinwar brought to justice or eliminated. I fully support Israel's campaign to achieve this," the Pennsylvania senator said.

The 2019 inauguration of Gov. Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Gov. John Fetterman on Jan. 15, 2019 in Harrisburg, Pa. Credit: Gov. Tom Wolf.
The 2019 inauguration of Gov. Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Gov. John Fetterman on Jan. 15, 2019 in Harrisburg, Pa. Credit: Gov. Tom Wolf.

Hamas terrorists attacked Israel on a Jewish holiday on Oct. 7—50 years and a day after a group of Arab nations launched a surprise attack on the Jewish state during the High Holiday of Yom Kippur.

Many world leaders, including in Washington, are saying that Israel should halt attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is not one of them.

Sharing a Wall Street Journal article titled “Hamas bets on Ramadan to help it survive Israel’s assault,” Fetterman wrote, “Of course. Hamas cowards hide in tunnels, hospitals, schools and refugee camps. Now, behind a holy time.”

“Hamas must be destroyed, and Sinwar brought to justice or eliminated,” he added, of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar. “I fully support Israel’s campaign to achieve this.”

David McCormick, a Republican candidate for the other Pennsylvania senate seat, agreed with Fetterman. “He’s right,” McCormick wrote. He added of his opponent, “It’s past time for Bob Casey to agree.”

Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, also responded to Fetterman’s post.

“If President Biden followed John Fetterman, he would win sensible centrists, independents and the election,” Dubowitz wrote. “If he keeps kowtowing to the pro-Hamas left, he will lose.”

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