Singer and Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activist Roger Waters, known for his anti-Israel vitriol, said Tuesday that Israel's account of the October 7 massacre is "fishy" and that "Israel is making up stories.”
During an appearance on the "System Update" podcast, Pink Floyd's co-founder shared with host Glenn Greenwald his initial response to the early reports of the massacre. "Let's wait and see what happens," Waters said. "How the hell did the Israelis not know it was going to happen, I'm still a little bit down that rabbit hole."
When he was asked if Hamas' actions could be justified, Waters began his response with the words "A) We don't know what they did do," before proceeding to say that "resistance to occupation" is not merely justified, but the Palestinians are "absolutely legally and morally bound to resist the occupation."
"If war crimes were committed, I condemn them," Waters told Greenwald, before casting further doubt on whether those took place. "There may have been individual things," he said, referring to a report in Grayzone, which denied much of the evidence Israel has produced from the scenes of the massacre. Grayzone is a widely discredited site known for airing propaganda for the Russian and Syrian regimes, including the denial of Damascus' chemical weapons attacks on civilian population.
Waters also said: "Probably the first 400 [murdered] were Israeli military personnel, and that is not a war crime. The thing was blown all out of proportion by Israelis making up stories about beheading babies."