The left-wing Nobel Prize winner for literature Elfriede Jelinek condemned on her website the “fanatics” of the “terrorist organization Hamas” wanting to “annihilate” Israel, the “only democratic state in the region”. Hamas, which "does not belong to civilization", "plans" and has "always planned" the annihilation of Israel, writes in a virulent diatribe consulted Tuesday by AFP the 77-year-old Austrian writer distinguished in 2004.
“Like the Nazis during the invasion of Poland”, Hamas says “massacre, rape and torture in response”, believes the intellectual, evoking “a rage of unconditional destruction” which seals their doom. She also denounces “the taking of innocent Palestinians hostage” by Hamas “on their overpopulated strip of land” and the rallies in Europe against Israeli strikes.
The more the demonstrators “affirm the legitimacy and righteousness of their action by shouting and insulting, everywhere, even here, in front of Saint-Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna (...), the more the void sets in, an aspiring void,” deplores the author whose father was persecuted under National Socialism for his Jewish origins. “Every exchange is reduced to ashes (...) We only see the black smoke that flies away and the horror that remains,” she concludes.
Around 1,200 people were killed, according to Israeli authorities, the vast majority civilians killed on the day of the attack, of unprecedented scale and violence since the creation of Israel in 1948. In the Gaza Strip , a total of 11,240 people, mostly civilians, including 4,630 children, were killed in the incessant bombings carried out in retaliation by the Israeli army, according to the Hamas Ministry of Health.
Committed against the far right in her country and member of the Communist Party until 1991, Elfriede Jelinek defends Europe's reception of refugees, wrote a virulent piece on Donald Trump and denounced Russian anti-gay laws, too. although sexual violence against women. His best-known work, The Pianist, was adapted for the cinema by his compatriot Michael Haneke with the iconic French actress Isabelle Huppert in the title role.