Pro-Palestinian rally.
Gov. Kathy Hochul called a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square on Sunday “repugnant,” citing Saturday’s attack on Israel by Hamas extremists.

New York City’s chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America was set to hold a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square on Sunday in the wake of the attack on Israel by radical Islamic militants – drawing condemnation from local politicians.

The progressive group announced the controversial rally on Saturday, just hours after Hamas terrorists launched a surprise deadly assault on Israeli towns, leaving hundreds dead and thousands wounded.

“Tomorrow, join us to stand with the people of Palestine, who have the right to resist apartheid, occupation & oppression,” the DSA said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Free Palestine!”

Gov. Kathy Hochul, in a statement, slammed the planned rally as “abhorrent.”

“The people of Israel are facing violent terrorist attacks and civilian kidnappings,” Hochul said. “I condemn plans to rally in Times Square tomorrow in support of the perpetrators of these horrific actions.

“The planned rally is abhorrent and morally repugnant.”

Pro-Palestinian rally.
An anti-Israeli demonstration in Pakistan following Saturday’s surprise attack on the Jewish State by extremist Islamic militants. The New York City Democratic Socialists of America is now holding a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square.

“Never mind the hundreds of Israeli civilians and children who have been murdered, wounded, abducted, and terrorized. Their lives mean nothing to the DSA. Nothing,” New York Rep. Ritchie Torres posted Saturday. “The NYC-DSA is revealing itself for what it truly is: an antisemitic stain on the soul of America’s largest city.”

The attack by Hamas has drawn worldwide condemnation and prompted the NYPD to increase security at synagogues, the Israeli Consulate and other Jewish sites in the five boroughs.