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Thunberg chants ‘crush Zionism’ outside Israeli embassy in Stockholm

It was the second time in as many weeks that the Swedish climate activist has attacked the Jewish state.

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg (right) holds a sign in support of Gaza that she shared to her social media followers. Source: Twitter.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg (right) holds a sign in support of Gaza that she shared to her social media followers. Source: Twitter.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took part in a demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy in Stockholm on Oct. 22 in which she chanted “crush Zionism” along with hundreds of other anti-Israel protesters.

This is the second time in two weeks that Thunberg has attacked Israel. At a climate protest in Amsterdam on Nov. 12, she brought a Palestinian woman named Sara Rachdan and an Afghan woman named Sahar Shirzad to the stage.

After they spoke, Thunberg addressed the crowd, numbering tens of thousands, and linked the climate movement with the Palestinian issue.

“As a climate justice movement, we have to listen to the voices of those who are being oppressed and those who are fighting for freedom and for justice. Otherwise, there can be no climate justice without international solidarity,” she said.

Thunberg, wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh, then led the crowd in a chant of “No climate justice on occupied land.”

At one point, an unidentified man walked onto the stage and tussled with Thunberg for the microphone. “I have come here for a climate demonstration, not a political view,” he said, before being escorted off stage.

Thunberg has also expressed solidarity with Gaza and Palestinians online.

“Today we strike in solidarity with Palestine and Gaza. The world needs to speak up and call for an immediate ceasefire, justice and freedom for Palestinians and all civilians affected,” Thunberg wrote.

The post made no mention of the Oct. 7 massacre of 1,200 Israelis by Hamas or the some 240 people from 26 nationalities held captive in Gaza by the terrorist organization.

A group of 100 environmental activists in Israel last month signed an open letter slamming Thunberg for her online remarks.

The posts were “appallingly one-sided, ill-informed, superficial and are in complete contrast to your ability to deep dive into details and get to the bottom of complex issues,” the letter stated.

“Do you think Hamas represents human rights and freedom? Think again!” it added.

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