Dem Reps. Tlaib, Omar condemn Israel for defending itself against Hamas terror attacks

Dem Reps. Tlaib, Omar condemn Israel for defending itself against Hamas terror attacks
Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar (Images: YouTube screen grab)

On Sunday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Minn.) took to Twitter to condemn Israel for defending itself after Hamas militants and their allies fired hundreds of rockets into the Jewish state.

The tweet, which follows, condemns not only Israel but The New York Times for daring to report that “Gaza militants” initiated the fighting. (I guess when your first allegiance is to “our Palestinian people,” and not the U.S., even the Times is your enemy.)

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Later in the day, the second of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress also weighed in on Israel’s inhumanity, tweeting:

If Tlaib and Omar were seeking reportage that was a little more in line with their thinking, they found some accommodation at Reuters, which wrote:

Israel killed two Hamas militants in air strikes on Gaza on Friday, and two Palestinian protesters were killed in clashes with Israeli forces along the enclave’s border.

The strikes were a response to gunfire from southern Gaza that wounded two Israeli soldiers, the Israeli military said.

Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Palestinian enclave, said two members of its armed wing had been killed and three wounded when Israel bombed one of its positions in central Gaza.

Later on Friday, two Palestinians shot by Israeli troops while taking part in weekly protests along the border died of their wounds, Gaza health officials said.

The Israeli military said some 5,200 Palestinians had amassed along the frontier, but did not immediately provide further comment. …

Reaction on Twitter to the tweets was pretty much what you’d expect:

It does, indeed appear that Tlaib is now condoning the murder of Israeli civilians by radical terrorists.

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