American Protesters Cheer Iran Attack

A number of pro-Palestinian protesters celebrated the Iranian attack on Israel this weekend, echoing similar celebrations in Lebanon and Iran. The jubilation also reflected a number of pro-Palestinian protests within the United States and Europe since the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attack that killed 1,200 civilians.

Protesters in Chicago rallied in Chicago, cheering on the Saturday attack of Iran against Israel. The event at the Saturday of the March on the Democratic National Convention found the protesters celebrating when they heard news of the attack.

The group was formed in order to protest the Democratic National Convention in August.

The activists called for an end to American aid to Israel.

Hatem Abudayyeh of the U.S.-Palestinian Community Network mentioned the attack, with members of the crowd stating “Hands off Iran!” and “glory to the martyrs.”

The news received considerable pushback from conservatives, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) writing that the “radical Left is sick.”

“The next time you hear the ‘ceasefire now’ crowd described as ‘peace activists’ remember how many of them cheered the launch of hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel,” said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Protests supporting the Palestinian cause have grown in recent years, including in major cities in the United States. This included protesters interrupting a rally of President Joe Biden.

A number of pro-Palestinian protesters have also chanted a number of anti-Biden slogans, including calling him “Genocide Joe.”

In addition, the Biden campaign is concerned about the effects of the current war in the Middle East on his reelection prospects. The president has faced a significant decrease in support of Arab and Muslim residents. This could affect the effort to win crucial states including Michigan and Minnesota which have a small but significant Muslim and Arab population.

Many of the Arab and Muslim American leaders see the president as being too supportive of Israel. Some called on residents to vote for ‘uncommitted’ in the Democratic Party presidential primary rather than voting for the president.

The ‘uncommitted’ vote exceeded the stated goal of the organizers.