Republican Jewish Coalition slams Obama remark, charges ex-president strengthened Hamas

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) slams former US president Barack Obama, accusing him of being “complicit in the death and suffering over the last month in Israel and in Gaza” due to his past policies, after Obama criticized Hamas but also Israel on a podcast.

“What Hamas did was horrific and there’s no justification for it, and what is also true is that the occupation, and what is happening to Palestinians, is unbearable,” Obama told a panel hosted by the Pod Save America podcast manned by his former administration staffers, receiving applause.

RJC responds: “At a time when morality, international law, and the welfare of our chief ally in the Middle East all demand that we stand with Israel, full stop, Barack Obama says it’s complicated. It’s not.”

Detailing Hamas’s atrocities and exploitation of Gaza’s resources and civilians, the RJC says: “Hamas is to blame for the current war. The US should be fully behind Israel as it seeks to end Hamas’s capability to harm Israelis and Gazans alike. But instead, when Israel faces a barbaric attack from Hamas, Obama blames Israel.”

The group charges that Obama’s policies as president, as well as those of President Joe Biden, “put billions of dollars into Iranian coffers, money used to fund and train Hamas and other terrorist groups whose stated goals are the destruction of Israel and the annihilation of Jews.

“Obama’s attempt to dilute his own culpability in this situation doesn’t change the facts.”

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