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Israel Is Beefing with Greta Thunberg on X

“Hamas doesn’t use sustainable materials for their rockets," the official account of the nation wrote.

Greta Thunberg.
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Israel is fighting with the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on X.

Earlier today, Thunberg used her weekly Fridays for the Future post to share that she was striking “in solidarity with Palestine and Gaza,” adding that “the world needs to speak up and call for an immediate ceasefire, justice, and freedom for Palestinians and all civilians affected.” Her post included a photo of herself holding up a sign reading "Stand with Gaza," along with others carrying signs saying "Free Palestine" and "Climate Justice Now!".

Her post followed the horrifying massacre and kidnappings of hundreds of Israelis by Hamas militants on October 7, and Israel’s subsequent bombardment of Gaza, where over a million civilians have been displaced and where thousands have been killed, according to the local health ministry. Both the Hamas attack and Israel’s bombing have received international condemnation and outcry.

However, the official X account for the nation state of Israel replied thusly:

Let this be a reminder that you can — and if you are a literal country, perhaps even should — just keep scrolling.

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Jeva Lange

Jeva is a founding staff writer at Heatmap. Her writing has also appeared in The Week, where she formerly served as executive editor and culture critic, as well as in The New York Daily News, Vice, and Gothamist, among others. Jeva lives in New York City.


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