Former NBA star Amare Stoudemire reacted to the recent Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel by calling out Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the left for remaining silent.
On Saturday, Israeli jets launched counter-airstrikes against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip in response to the terror attacks on the country.
Over 900 Israelis have been killed, with 2,600 injured after Hamas launched attacks on Saturday.
At least 11 Americans are reported to have been killed in the attacks, while some have been kidnapped and are being held hostage inside Gaza.
Stoudemire took to social media following the news of the attacks:
“I woke up man this morning with some disturbing news out of Israel that Hamas kidnapping children putting them in cages, killing women, killing the elderly,” he said.
“That’s some coward s**t. That’s cowardly.”
“And for all y’all Black Lives Matter who aren’t saying nothing, ‘well let me figure out exactly what happened before I say anything,’ f*** you,” the former NBA star said in reference to BLM and their silence on the Israel attacks.
“Figure out what? It ain’t never been cool to kidnap kids and put them in cages,” he added.
“It ain’t never been cool to kill women and elderly, never been, no matter where you from, what you represent, what tribe you from, don’t matter.”
“That ain’t never been no cool thing, it never been nothing that nobody supported and then you go on hide and put the kids in front of you as a barricade,” he continued.
“That’s some coward s**t. All you politicians who always have something to say on the contrary, I see you.”
NBA legend Amare Stoudemire with a message to the world after witnessing Hamas’s cowardly crimes.— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) October 9, 2023
“For all y’all Black Lives Matter who ain’t saying nothing or ‘let me figure out exactly what happened before I say anything,’ Fuck you. Figure out what? it ain’t never been cool… pic.twitter.com/Gzm6avmEPN
“F* you. All you Black Lives Matter people who always have something to say and always support everything else and you quiet now, f* you too.”
“The only place in the world where I can go and study Torah and eat kosher food, only place in the world — some coward, dawg,” he concluded.
“And all y’all who support it, f*** you.”
“Me and my momma, we don’t respect none of y’all for that. Peace.”
Other high profile figures who have remained silent following the Israel attacks included former president Barack Obama.
Obama and the presidential library or foundation associated with Democratic former Presidents, including Bill Clinton, have yet to comment on the conflict.
“Not one word from Obama, and why is that? Is he too busy? Or simply indifferent? Or could it be that, having given millions to Iran, he is privately celebrating his role in taking Israel down a notch,” conservative author Dinesh D’Souza questioned in a post to X.
Not one word from Obama, and why is that? Is he too busy? Or simply indifferent? Or could it be that, having given millions to Iran, he is privately celebrating his role in taking Israel down a notch? #IsraelUnderAttack— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) October 7, 2023
President Donald Trump issued a statement on the conflict.
Trump called the attacks a “disgrace,” insisting that Israel should defend itself with “overwhelming force.”
“These Hamas attacks are a disgrace and Israel has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force,” Trump wrote in a post to Truth Social.
“Sadly, American taxpayer dollars helped fund these attacks, which many reports are saying came from the Biden Administration.”
“We brought so much peace to the Middle East through the Abraham Accords, only to see Biden whittle it away at a far more rapid pace than anyone thought possible. Here we go again,” he added.
“We are at war, not an operation,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.
“Hamas has launched a murderous surprise attack against the State of Israel and its citizens. I ordered first of all to cleanse the settlements of the terrorists who had infiltrated and ordered a large-scale mobilization of reserves.”