John Kirby Blasts Leftists For Calling Israel ‘Genocidal’: Hamas Wants Genocide, Israel Does Not
WASHINGTON, DC October 31, 2023: National Security Council spokesman John Kirby during the daily press briefing in the James Brady Room at the White House on Tuesday October 31, 2023.
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White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby blasted leftists for claiming that Israel was committing a “genocide” against Palestinians inside Gaza, noting that Hamas was the genocidal entity, not Israel.

Kirby made the remarks during Monday’s White House press conference while talking about how the word “genocide” was “getting thrown around in a pretty inappropriate way by lots of different folks.”

“What Hamas wants, make no mistake about it, is genocide,” he said. “They want to wipe Israel off the map, they’ve said so, publicly, on more than one occasion, in fact just recently. And they’ve said that they’re not going to stop. What happened on the 7th of October is going to happen ‘again, and again, and again’. And what happened on the 7th of October? Murder, slaughter, of innocent people in their homes, or at a music festival. That’s genocidal intentions.”

Kirby then tried to appease those who have bought into the number of deaths that the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry claims have happened as Israel strikes terrorist targets inside the Strip.

“Yes, there are too many civilian casualties in Gaza, yes the numbers are too high, yes too many families are grieving, and yes we continue to urge the Israelis to be as careful and cautious as possible,” he said. “That’s not gonna stop, from the president and right on down. But Israel is not trying to wipe the Palestinian people off the map, Israel is not trying wipe Gaza off the map. Israel is trying to defend itself against a genocidal terrorist threat. So if we’re going to start using that word, fine, let’s use it appropriately.”


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