Francesca Albanese
Francesca AlbaneseReuters/Lev Radin/Sipa USA

On June 6, the world marked the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces invaded Normandy and began an offensive that would liberate Western Europe from Nazi control. Two days later, on June 8 of this year, the world witnessed a military operation that, while on a much smaller scale as D-Day, was just as heroic.

If October 7, 2023 was the ‘Black Sabbath,’ then June 8, 2024 was the ‘Sabbath of Light.’ On this day, Israeli forces rescued four innocent people who had been kidnapped during the October 7 massacre and held captive in Gaza for eight months.

Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv are more than just names. They are people, real people, with real lives, friends, families, dreams and hopes. Their return is a miracle delivered on the wings of angels like the fallen officer Arnon Zamora.

There are some who don’t see it that way. There are some who think it is an act of pure evil to save lives if those lives happen to belong to Jews.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories Francesca Albanese, who seems less and less human and more and more monstrous every time she opens her mouth on the war between Israel of Hamas, condemned the rescue operation, because reacting like a human being would require viewing the hostages as human beings, something she is completely incapable of doing.

This is the same woman who condemned as “unacceptable” a call for Hamas to be pressured into releasing Kfir Bibas, a baby who the terrorists kidnapped on October 7. This is the same woman who has attempted to claim that the massacre was not antisemitic and who fiendishly co-opted the term ‘J’Accuse’ in an attempt to shift the blame for the massacre Hamas committed from Hamas to Israel.

It would have been a greater surprise if Albanese had displayed a shred of humanity than it was for her to condemn the rescue as “genocidal intent turned into action” or an example of “perfidy.” To her any Israeli military action is automatically genocidal no matter what the intent or the results.

Not to be outdone, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing Balakrishnan Rajagopal also condemned the rescue and anyone who celebrated it.

Marc Lamont Hill, who has made a career out of dehumanizing Israelis and justifying violence against Israel, called the rescue operation a “massacre” and praised Albanese for her statement calling the rescue genocidal.

Absurdly, Hill had the audacity to claim that he does “not want anybody to die,” as if he had not opposed the existence of the life-saving Iron Dome missile defense system in 2014, explicitly endorsed violence and use the genocidal slogan ‘From the River to the Sea’ in a speech at the UN in 2018, and lament that Hamas is depicted as the terrorist organization it is in the aftermath of the October 7 massacre.

Ken Roth, the man who destroyed the once venerable Human Rights Watch, claimed that the rescue was “the war crime of perfidy” because of reports that IDF soldiers dressed as civilians so as not to alert those guarding the hostages. He joins the BBC host who idiotically suggested that Israel should have provided a warning before the operation, in effect arguing that any operation that would not result in the terrorists killing the hostages is illegal.

Jewish Voice for Peace, which never met a Jew-hater or killer it didn’t love, joined the chorus calling the rescue a “genocide” as well.

And the South African government, which has openly sided with Hamas and Iran since October 7 and brought a genocide charge against Israel at the International Court of Justice in an attempt to save its genocidal friends in Hamas, called the rescue “heinous” and “one of the single worst massacres committed by the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza.” South Africa also approvingly quoted Albanese’s statement calling the rescue “genocidal,” showing that antisemites stick together.

These people, groups, and governments all based their criticism on casualty figures put out by Hamas, the terrorist group they love so much. Needless to say, there is no reason to believe any casualty figures Hamas claims - unless you support Hamas - given the long history of fake numbers and even fake Israeli attacks claimed by the terrorist organization.

They also will not question why the hostages were kept in a civilian area, in the custody of civilians, or why Hamas (and some so-called civilians) used RPGs in a civilian area in an attempt to stop the rescue in its tracks, likely directly killing many of the people they claim to mourn.

To them, no rescue operation to save Jews can ever be justified.

This is unfortunately to be expected, because Albanese, Roth, Hill, the South African government, and their ilk speak for a global movement that craves Jewish blood and exults in the murder of Jews. They give a respectable face to the movement exemplified by those who celebrated October 7 and openly call for the genocide of the Jewish people over and over again.

The man who carried a sign that read "Kill hostages now” in New York is likely in mourning that four hostages survived and came home, that there are not four fewer Jews in the world. The protesters who called for “10,000” October 7s or a globalized Intifada must be terribly depressed at this setback to their hopes for an Intifada and a genocide.

People like Francesca Albanese and Ken Roth work to create a world in which the dreams of every antisemite who share’s Hitler’s twisted vision of a world without Jews come to pass. They seek to outlaw any action Israel could possibly take to stop its children from being slaughtered.

They are on the side of those who seek to outlaw living while Jewish.

The criticism of Israel’s historic rescue mission proves once again, as if it needed any further proof, that Hamas’s supporters and fans really, really, really want us all dead.