Chicago anti-Israel march applauds Palestinian terror attack

The Breitbart News reported on May 13 that the streets of downtown Chicago were flooded Wednesday afternoon with thousands of protesters who denounced Israel’s self-defense against Palestinian rocket attacks.

Israeli flags were torn down and protesters chanted anti-Israeli slogans as they marched in support of the Palestinian terror group Hamas. Thousands demonstrated outside a building housing the Israeli consulate in protest.

The demonstration came as Israel killed up to 10 senior Hamas militants and launched air strikes that destroyed two high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities. Earlier, both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv came under Hamas-directed attacks in the Gaza Strip, bringing life in Israeli communities to a standstill.

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago issued a statement calling for “prayer and peace” between the two sides.

The Associated Press reported that many of the participants in the demonstration were from Bridgeview, one of the most populous Palestinian neighborhoods in the Chicago metropolitan area.