Amar’e Stoudemire, a former player for the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks, has spoken out against members of the Black Lives Matter movement who have cheered the Palestinian terror attack, which he called cowardly, on Israel.
Stoudemire, who is Jewish, has publicly and forcefully spoken out against black people who support Hamas and the Palestinian acts of violence.
He said the news from Israel that greeted him was upsetting. He noted that according to reports, Hamas kidnaps children, puts them in cages, and targets defenseless populations, including women and the elderly. He characterized Hamas’s actions as “cowardly $hit.”
Stoudemire wrote on Instagram on Sunday, addressing the Black Lives Matter supporters who are remaining silent at this time, “trying to figure out what is happening” before having an opinion.
“Figure out what?” he asked in astonishment, noting that kidnapping children and keeping them in cages has never been cool. Killing the elderly and women is never cool, Stoudemire wrote. He said no matter where you are from or what you represent, that was never cool. He called out Hamas for using children as human shields.
He noted that a movement that always has something to say about everything is suddenly quiet. “F**k you,” he said.
Stoudemire lamented that Israel was the only place he could go to study the Torah and eat kosher food.
The ex-NBA star lashed out at politicians like Rashida Tlaib for allegedly supporting Hamas or for remaining silent for too long after the assaults.
Stoudemire also reserved a “F**k you!” for politicians.
The former NBA star began learning about his Jewish heritage after he realized that his father was Israeli.
Hapoel Jerusalem, a team Stoudemire played for in the Israeli Basketball Premier League, won the Israeli Cup in 2016 and 2019.