A Black Lives Matter chapter in Chicago is under fire for seeming to celebrate Hamas attacks on Israeli citizens in a “disgusting and disgraceful” social media post on Tuesday.
The post on X, formerly Twitter, includes an image of a person paragliding with a Palestinian flag attached to its parachute with “I stand with Palestine” written beneath.
“That is all that is it!” it added.
The post was an apparent reference to Hamas terrorists who descended on Israeli communities with parachutes and gliders over the weekend, butchering hundreds and taking civilian hostages in a brutal surprise attack.
BLM Chicago also posted a number of cartoons depicting somebody expressing outrage over the attacks on Israel, while another calmly lists off talking points blaming Israel for the situation.
“This isn’t about Hamas — this is about Palestinians right to resist 75 years of Israeli settlers colonizing their native land,” one of the cartoons read.
The post of the paraglider was blistered by social media users.
“Unapologetically standing with butcherers and rapists,” author and former speechwriter Aviva Klompas tweeted.
“BLM Chicago, like many leftists, comes out in support of slaughtering innocent people they don’t like,” GOP commentator and former congressional candidate Robby Starbuck tweeted.
Another user tweeted: “This is so disgusting and disgraceful on so many levels.”
BLM Chicago is far from the only left-leaning US organization to speak out against Israel after its civilians were murdered in the streets.