Dershowitz Slams Obama for Not Condemning Hamas Sooner

( – On the morning of October 7, the terrorist group Hamas launched a devastating attack on Israel, hitting the country by land, sea, and air. In the aftermath, more than 1,000 Israelis are estimated to have died, with another few thousand injured. Many politicians have come forward, speaking out about the attack, including former President Barack Obama. However, it seems that he didn’t speak out quickly enough for Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz.

On Monday, October 9, Dershowitz appeared on “The Record with Greta Van Susteren,” where he discussed the attack and how Obama didn’t relay his support for Israel quick enough. He said Obama’s response came “three days late” and sarcastically thanked the former president for putting a target on Israel’s back. Dershowitz is referring to the Iran Nuclear Deal, which he says contributed to the attack and puts the blame on Iran for “pulling [the] strings.”

The Wall Street Journal also reported that senior members of the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas confirmed that Iran was behind the plot, helping to plan the attack in the weeks before. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said there was no “evidence that Iran directed or was behind this particular attack.” He did, however, note that there is “a long relationship” between the two.

Dershowitz further claimed that Iran will use the $6 billion the US released as part of its hostage swap deal “to pay for more terrorist activities of this kind,” despite the money being earmarked for humanitarian organizations. None of the money has been spent yet.

Iran has denied any part in the attack, though it was celebrated there. The country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has pledged Iran’s support for the Palestinians. President Joe Biden has condemned the attacks in an address to the nation, pledging that the United States will continue to stand behind and support Israel.

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