Rashida Tlaib justifies latest Hamas terror attack, condemns Israel for defending itself

Rep. Rashida Tlaib came under heavy backlash after remarks on Israel that shouldn’t have been so surprising.

The Michigan Democrat set herself up for a torrent of criticism following an eye-popping tweet accusing The New York Times of “dehumanizing” Palestinians.

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“When will the world stop dehumanizing our Palestinian people who just want to be free?” the Muslim congresswoman tweeted Sunday, slamming the Times for its headline and article published the day before about the exchange of attacks between Israel and Palestinians.

“Headlines like this & framing it in this way just feeds into the continued lack of responsibility on Israel who unjustly oppress & target Palestinian children and families,” she added with the hashtag #FreePalestine.

According to The New York Times piece:

Palestinian militants launched about 250 rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel from Gaza on Saturday, and the Israeli military responded with airstrikes and tank fire against targets across the Palestinian territory, as tensions along the volatile border boiled over and a fragile cease-fire faltered again.

Four Palestinians — including one militant, another man, a pregnant woman and her young daughter — were killed in Israeli strikes on Saturday, according to Gaza Health Ministry officials. That would bring the total number of Gazans fatally struck by Israeli fire since Friday to eight.

 

Israel blasted terrorist “propaganda” for blaming the deaths of the pregnant mother and her daughter on Israeli attacks, asserting that a Gaza misfire was, in fact, to blame, according to a tweet from the Israeli military’s chief spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis.

The Israel Defense Forces also shared videos online of stray rockets being fired into the country, some of them hitting cars.

A video of the efforts against the terrorists group, Hamas, was also shared.

But Tlaib and those who agree with her logic slammed Israel for launching airstrikes in order to defend its people from rockets being launched at civilians by Hamas.

Tlaib, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, was no sooner sworn into office in January when she made headlines for her profane declaration about impeaching President Trump.

Her positions on Israel and ties to  anti-Israel figures have come under scrutiny, revealing deep anti-Semitic connections with her even being called out for following an anti-Semitic Instagram page that called Jews vermin and “unwanted” people. A map in her U.S. Congressional office even shows Israel covered with a sticky note that says “Palestine.”

Tlaib’s tweet on Sunday was slammed by many, including members of the media, for her apparent justification of the violence against Israel.

And many more wondered how long Democrats would stay silent.

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