UN official: October 7th wasn’t ‘antisemitic’

Francesca Albanese refuses to condemn the Hamas terror group, instead blaming France and the international community for “doing nothing to prevent” Israeli “oppression.”

By World Israel News Staff

A United Nations official claimed that the mass slaughter of some 1,200 Israelis on October 7th was not fundamentally antisemitic, but rather a “response to oppression.”

Francesca Albanese, the United Nations Special Rapporteur “on the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” slammed French President Emmanuel Macron on X for referring to the Oct. 7th atrocities as being antisemitic in nature.

The ‘greatest antisemitic massacre of our century’? No, Mr. @EmmanuelMacron,” wrote Albanese on Saturday evening.

“The victims of 7/10 were not killed because of their Judaism, but in response to Israel’s oppression.”

Albanese did not condemn the Hamas terror group for committing the brutal attack, which included acts of mass murder of elderly people and children, rape, and mutilation.

Rather, she stressed that “France [and] the international community did nothing to prevent” alleged Israeli oppression, and therefore shared blame for the deadliest terror attack in Israeli history.

The French Foreign Ministry swiftly responded to Albanese on the X platform, tweeting that ‘disputing” the antisemitic motivations of Hamas is “wrong.”

Albanese’s seeming justification of the massacre is a “disgrace,” the tweet continued.

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“These comments are all the more scandalous since the fight against antisemitism and all forms of racism are at the heart of the founding of the UN,” the Ministry added.

Despite her UN role officially requiring her to maintain a neutral position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Albanese has made numerous antisemitic public remarks.

She has said that the U.S. and Europe are “subjugated” by a powerful Jewish lobby and Holocaust guilt, respectively.

The establishment of the State of Israel was “just as terrible, tragic, and unspeakable” event for Palestinians as the Holocaust was for Jews, Albanese claimed in 2021.

During a December 2022 speech at a Hamas-organized conference, Albanese told Gazans that they “have a right to resist this occupation.”

Her statement appeared to encourage violent terror attacks targeting Israel.