Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish climate activist that burst onto the scene back in 2018, caught a lot of flak over the past weekend for tweeting in support of Palestinians amid the Israel-Hamas war, using the hashtag "Free Palestine." Thunberg, whose name has been mentioned more than once as a possible Nobel laureate, failed to mention all the Israelis who were massacred on the morning of October 7 by Hamas.
Following her inexplicable disregard for the lives of the Israeli victims, perhaps inadvertently showing support for Hamas, the Education Ministry has announced it's decision to remove any mention of her from the Israeli public education curriculum.
"Hamas is a terror organization that has butchered and murdered 1,400 innocent Israelis, including children, women and the elderly, kidnapping over 200 of them inside Gaza. This position disqualifies her from being a worthy inspiration, and thus she is no longer eligible to serve as a role model for Israeli students," the ministry announcement read.
On Friday, Thunberg posted on X: "Today we strike in solidarity with Palestine and Gaza. The world needs to speak up and call for an immediate cease-fire, justice and freedom for Palestinians, and all civilians affected."
In the photo posted along with the message, the activist is visible with three other young women, one holding the Palestinian flag.
Several Israelis have responded to Thunberg, pleading with her to change her message. One wrote: "Please do not advertise things about Gaza, when you don’t really know what happened. I am a climate activist, and you inspire me greatly. But people in Israel were butchered, babies, and children were abducted. Please do not take a one-sided position. It breaks my heart."
It’s worth noting that four years ago, in 2019, Thunberg released a photo of Israeli climate activists, and was criticized heavily for it. In September of that year, she shared photos that were taken from worldwide demonstrations, where millions participated. among others, she shared a photo of a Tel Aviv demonstration for climate activism. There were those, however, that did not appreciate the photo and the fact that she was sharing a photo from Israel, writing "how dare you?"