Queens socialist lawmaker denounces Mideast violence but slams Israeli government following Hamas attack

While most New York City officials are universally condemning Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel Saturday, one Queens lawmaker chose to play the both-sides game in reacting to the conflict.

Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani issued a statement Sunday reacting to the outburst of war in the Middle East, some 36 hours after Hamas launched the assault out of the Gaza Strip. Hundreds of Israelis have been either killed or captured by terrorists, while hundreds more Palestinian residents have died in counter-assaults.