EXCLUSIVE — A Virginia high school teacher went on a 12-minute rant saying the United States is funding a “genocide” in Gaza while attempting to convince children to become activists for the cause, according to an audio recording obtained by the Washington Examiner.
Catherine Massalha, a history teacher at Deep Run High School in Henrico County, just outside Richmond, claimed the warfighting in the region is a “holocaust” against Palestinians, calling Israel an “occupying” regime and members of the terrorist group Hamas “resistance fighters.”
“It is a resistance to the occupation,” Massalha said, according to the recording.
In the audio, recorded by a student in a freshman history class, the teacher can be heard accusing Israel of committing war crimes. The student’s father sent the audio to the education advocacy organization Defense of Freedom Institute.
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