Israel war: NYC school union head justifies Hamas attack in ‘private’ email to teachers
- October 25, 2023
Gabe Kaminsky, Washington Examiner
EXCLUSIVE — The union chapter leader for a New York City school is under fire from teachers and members of Congress for sending an email to colleagues alleging “illegal Israeli colonialist occupation” is what “led to” the deadly Hamas terrorist attacks against the Jewish state.
The email, which totals roughly 700 words, underscores how teachers, as well as K-12 schools and universities, have expressed sympathy for Hamas on the heels of its unprecedented attack — which has killed over 1,400 innocent Israelis and 33 Americans. Hamas alleges over 5,700 Palestinians have died since the conflict began, though the statistics are scrutinized as heavily unreliable by national security experts. The terrorist group notably claimed Israel bombed a Gaza hospital, killing hundreds, but evidence released by Israel contrarily shows a failed Palestinian rocket striking a parking lot.
“Our most prestigious and trusted institutions, from the federal government on down to local public schools, have been increasingly radicalized by special interests uninterested in fulfilling their statutory and public missions,” said Michael Chamberlain, director of the watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust and a former U.S. Department of Education official.