NBA journalist Jackson Frank fired after solidarity tweet for Palestine, Philadelphia 76ers

Jackson Frank, the new Philadelphia 76ers beat writer for PhillyVoice, is out of the job after tweeting in “solidarity” with Palestine in response to the team’s statement about Israel.

“Mr. Frank is no longer employed by as of today,” CEO Hal Donnelly told The Post in a statement.

“We stand with everyone who is absolutely outraged by the senseless attacks in Israel, by the loss of innocent lives and violence against civilians.”

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Reached by The Post, Frank declined to comment.

“We stand with the people of Israel and join them in mourning the hundreds of innocent lives lost to terrorism at the hands of Hamas,” the Sixers tweeted Sunday, adding the hashtag #StandWithIsrael.

Frank responded in a quote-tweet, writing, “This post sucks! Solidarity with Palestine always.”

Frank just joined the Sixers beat last month after writer Kyle Neubeck left PhillyVoice for All-City’s PHLY start-up.

Frank has since deleted his account on X (formerly Twitter).

At least 800 Israelis and nine Americans have been reported dead from the attacks, which occurred Saturday on the Jewish holiday Simchat Torah.

Among the dead were 260 concert-goers killed at the Tribe of Nova music festival, when a number of Palestinian terrorists paraglided into Israel over the Gaza Strip border.

Israel is in a “war to ensure our existence” after Hamas militants launched a devastating attack on Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says, warning “difficult days are still ahead of us”.

Hamas, the Palestinian militant group which rules the Gaza Strip, launched an extensive attack against Israel on Saturday, coinciding with the Jewish holiday Simchat Torah.

It launched thousands of rockets from Gaza, while militants infiltrated Israeli communities, killing residents and abducting some 150 hostages.

Israel launched a wave of air strikes in retaliation for the bloody attack and has imposed a “complete siege” on the Gaza Strip, cutting off electricity, food, water and gas. Israel is threatening a ground invasion as more than 300,000 reservists are called up.

This article originally appeared on the NY Post and was reproduced with permission.

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