NYC School Holds Moment of Silence for Victims of Israel-Gaza Border Violence
A New York City school’s decision to hold a moment of silence for Palestinian victims of last week's violence at the Israel-Gaza border has enraged some parents.
The New York Post reported that students at The Beacon School in Manhattan were asked to pause to pay tribute to the more than 60 Palestinians killed.
Numerous outlets painted Israel as the aggressor as its security forces opened fire when mass protests by the Palestinians erupted after the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
A senior official for Hamas said that 50 of the protesters killed were members of the terrorist group.
Ed Henry noted Sunday on "Fox & Friends" that among those killed, some could have been innocent Palestinians.
"Because Hamas told them to go to the front of the line to get shot," Pete Hegseth replied.
Hegseth argued that if a terrorist sent an innocent person to intentionally get killed, the terrorist is still to blame.
"The innocent blood is on the hands of the terrorist who put the kid out to charge the fence with no prospects of crossing that border," he said.
The Post reported that the announcement for the moment of silence was made by a student.
“I am extremely upset because I did not send my child to a New York City public school to pray for Hamas operatives,” one father, who is Jewish, told the paper.
It also said that the school's principal, Ruth Lacey, has been unresponsive to parents who have reached out.
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