Bill Maher Sparks Controversy After Comparing Hamas to ‘Crazy Woman Trying to Kill You’; Words Perceived as Insensitive to Domestic Violence Victims

Bill Maher
Bill Maher

Bill Maher has sparked a bitter backlash online for appearing to condone Israeli aggression in Gaza and domestic violence in one, foul Twitter swoop.

The caustic American comedian, who is himself of Jewish heritage, compared Palestinian Sunni Islamic organisation Hamas to a “crazy woman trying to kill you”.

“You can only hold her wrists for so long before you have to slap her,” he wrote.

His controversial “joke” comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the IDF had launched a directive for “ground action” against Gaza.

“Operation Protective Edge will continue until it reaches its goal – restoring quiet to Israel’s citizens for a prolonged period, while inflicting a significant blow to the infrastructures of Hamas and the other terrorist organizations.” Netanyahu tweeted in statement last night.

Palestinian health officials say that 233 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air and naval strikes during 10 days of conflict. Meanwhile, one Israeli civilian has been killed by fire from Gaza.

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SOURCE: JENN SELBY
The Independent

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