Give CNN credit for one thing, at least: they’ve fired a top commentator, after he called for the elimination of Israel and defended Palestinian terrorist violence.
Marc Lamont Hill spoke during the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Wednesday, where he made his jaw-dropping comments:
“If we are in true solidarity, we must allow the Palestinian people the same range of opportunity and political possibility. We must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend themselves,” Hill said.
“We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or fetishize it,” he added. “We must advocate and promote non-violence at every opportunity, but cannot endorse narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing.”
Hill then called for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea,” a phrase that’s commonly used by terrorist groups like Hamas to advocate for the complete elimination of Israel.
Facing a huge backlash on Twitter, Hill attempted to defend himself–claiming that he was making “a call for justice.”
Unfortunately for Hill, his bosses at CNN didn’t seem to agree.
“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” said Matt Dornic, a network spokesman, on Thursday.