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Cornel West calls Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel ‘counter-terrorist response’

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2024
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Independent presidential candidate Cornel West described the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on southern Israel as a “counter-terrorist” response during a Thursday interview. West and Melina Abdullah, his recently-announced running mate, did not criticize the Palestinian militant group for its actions in the ongoing war, and declined to condemn the Oct. 7 attack. “There’s no doubt that there’s a variety of different Palestinian voices in the resistance movement,” West told CNN anchor Abby Phillip during the Thursday night appearance. “Hamas doesn’t speak for every Palestinian,” he continued. “I don’t believe in...

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