A leading Chicago alderman repeated the phrase on social media Thursday morning: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
Chicago Aldo. Rossana Rodríguez Sanchez, head of the City Council’s Health and Human Relations Committee, made the comments on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The phrase “From the rivers to the sea! Palestine will be free” has been chanted by pro-Palestinian supporters but has become more frequent since Hamas terrorists killed 1,400 people in an October 7 attack on Israel. came to be used.
Most recently, Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib was criticized and criticized for using the term by many fellow Democrats.
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“This word means the eradication of Israel and the Jewish people. Of course. Dressing it up with new PR tactics won’t change the situation,” said Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida. “Only the return of the hostages, the removal of Hamas, and the liberation of Gaza from oppressive terror can save civilian lives and ensure the peace, justice and dignity you seek.”
Rep. Richie Torres (D.Y.) said the words were “a call for the end of Israel as a Jewish state.”
“The fact that these words appear in Hamas’s founding charter tells you everything you need to know about their meaning,” Torres wrote to X.
Rodriguez-Sanchez later pushed back against criticism for using the phrase.
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“People who see Israel committing genocide, bombing civilians, dismembering people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, are angry at slogans calling for the liberation of colonized peoples. is a kind of violent gaslighting. Over 10,000 people have died and many more are trapped under rubble. Find your soul,” she said in a follow-up post to X.
The councilman was appointed to the leadership position by Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson, whose office did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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FOX News Digital also reached out to Rodriguez-Sanchez’s office for comment.