Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley insists that the United States must firmly support Israel’s efforts to eradicate Hamas and should disregard appeals for restraint until the mission is accomplished.
As a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Haley anticipates that the impending Israeli ground incursion into the Gaza Strip will trigger protests from certain nations and segments of the American population. However, she stresses that the U.S. must remain resolute.
Notably, pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel protests have already erupted in various parts of the United States, particularly on college campuses.
Ex-Hamas leader Khaled Mashal declared Friday as a worldwide day of “rage” and demonstrations, prompting protests in various Arab nations across the region. Mashal emphasized that these protests aimed to convey a “message of rage to Zionists and to America.”
The protests, which extended beyond college campuses, as was the case with some New York City colleges like Baruch College on the Upper East Side, were directed at Israel for its actions towards the Palestinian population in recent decades.
The Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill declared a Day of Resistance on Thursday, urging students to attend while wearing masks and plain clothing.
Close to ten student organizations had joined as co-sponsors for the demonstration. The online post announcing the protest featured the well-known slogan “from the river to the sea,” which, according to the Anti-Defamation League, has been employed by anti-Israel groups like Hamas and is understood as a call for the “dismantling of the Jewish state.”
Jewish students at these universities characterized the protests as “unjust” due to their backing of “a terrorist organization.”
As one protester conveyed to Fox News Digital, “They are not supporting Palestinians who want peace with Israel. They are supporting a deep-rooted hate of Jews.”
In an interview with Fox News, Haley said, “We are supporting Israel now because they have been hit, but the more important part is we have to support them when they hit back as well. Don’t tell them to stop.”
She continued, “They saw too much death, they saw too much destruction, and Hamas will do it again. We have to eliminate them, regardless of how they try to intimate us.”
I'm always going to come down hard on those who want to kill us. If people think that’s too much—they’ll have to get over it. pic.twitter.com/969VA8AD03
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 14, 2023