“I’m standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks, and condemn the Hamas terrorists,” Mr. Yang said.
will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere.”Then came the backlash.
At a campaign stop in Queens, Mr. Yang was confronted about his statement and its failure to mention the Palestinians killed in the airstrikes.
Mr. Yang was uninvited from an event hosted by the Astoria Welfare Society to distribute food to families at the end of Ramadan.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat who has condemned the “occupation of Palestine,” called Mr. Yang’s statement “utterly shameful,” noting that it came during Ramadan.
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