In a recent interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed the shocking sexual violence committed by Hamas terrorists in Israel, describing it as “almost beyond human description.”
Blinken’s comments came during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, who questioned the secretary of state regarding the United Nations and the international community’s delayed response in condemning the atrocities linked to Hamas.
“I can’t think of a real reason,” Tapper said. “Well, let me just put it this way. I have heard anti-Semitism hypothesized as a reason why the U.N. and the international community might be so slow to acknowledge this. What do you think?”
In response, Blinken expressed his own perplexity at the delayed global attention, saying, “I’m glad it’s finally happened.”
“The atrocities that we saw on October 7 are almost beyond human description or beyond our capacity to digest,” Blinken added, emphasizing the severity of the actions committed by Hamas terrorists. He further highlighted the extreme nature of the sexual violence committed against Israelis, which he described as “beyond anything that I have seen either.”
Blinken acknowledged that he did not have “a good answer” to Tapper’s question and suggested that the question is something countries and international organizations that exhibited a delayed reaction to the atrocities committed by Hamas would need to “ask themselves.”
During Sunday’s interview, Tapper noted that the United States was the only nation to block a United Nations Security Council resolution to demand an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. Blinken explained that Israel “needs to be able” to take action in order to “protect itself” and to “prevent Oc. 7 from happening again.” He also highlighted the need for civilian lives to be protected as Israel continues to eliminate Hamas terrorists.
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