U.N. Women Rep. Refuses To Condemn Hamas Attacks On Israeli Women And Girls
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 27: Protestors gather at the offices of the United Nations Women on November 27, 2023 in New York City. The group Bring Them Home Now held a protest to observe International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to bring attention to the Israeli women who were allegedly raped during the terror attack by the militant group Hamas on October 7th. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
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United Nations Women Rep. Sarah Hendriks would not directly condemn Hamas terrorists, even in the face of evidence that they had used sexual violence against Israeli women during the October 7 attack.

CNN anchor Bianna Golodryga asked the question, pressing Hendriks to “call out” the terrorist group for the atrocities Hamas had perpetrated against Israeli civilians on October 7.

“Is there a reason, though, Sarah, that you can’t specifically call out Hamas and the mounting evidence now over 7 weeks that Israeli investigators have collected, that we’ve shown our viewers, about the atrocities they committed specifically on Oct 7th,” Golodryga began. “Because I think that’s the crux of the issue here, it’s not just condemning sexual violence against women and in any war in general, but specifically what occurred on October 7th, perpetrated by Hamas.”


“Indeed,” Hendriks replied. “UN Women always supports impartial, independent investigations into any serious allegations of gender-based or sexual violence. And within the UN family, these investigations are led by the officer of the High Commissioner of Human Rights.”

Hendriks appeared to be implying that because the reports had come out of Israel rather than a UN-led investigation, UN Women was not going to take a side.

“And just to provide a little bit of context in terms of UN Women’s role, UN Women specifically provides and has extensive knowledge on gender-based violence and provides — supports investigations as we do with all UN investigations,” Hendriks continued. “And so consequently, in this context, and within the UN system, it is the independent international commission of inquiry, which for us has the mandate to investigate all alleged violations.”


Actress Patricia Heaton called out Hendriks, saying, “Some of the scariest players in this conflict are the spineless dystopian bureaucrats like the Kafka-esque @sarah_hendriks who spew carefully cultivated word salad to avoid saying ‘Jews don’t count.’ She’ll go far at the @UN and @UN_Women.”

“This answer is textbook gobbledygook. I don’t want to piss off any of my terrorists friends so I’ll just throw a ton of words out there and pretend I’m nuanced. It may have seemed like ‘slippery’ talk two decades ago but now it’s just low IQ junk. Just say, ‘yeah what happened to women October 7th was horrific.’ Done,” Andrew Gruel added.

“Again I say, what is the point of the @UN and @UN_Women???” Kimberly Ross asked. “You should be able to immediately and unequivocally condemn the barbaric acts committed by Hamas against Israeli women on October 7th. There is no excuse for this. You’re a coward, @sarah_hendriks.”

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