Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., right, consoles and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., as Tlaib talked about Israel’s refusal to allow them to visit the country during a news conference Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
This is just disgusting.
You may have heard the recent news of a 17 year old Israeli girl being killed by a bomb that was planted by Palestinian terrorists. Her father and brother were also seriously wounded in the attack. This all occurred while they simply out enjoying a family swim. Worse, the bomb had apparently been planted months ago and the terrorists were waiting on the “right” victim to denote it on. That turned out to be a teenage girl because these are the kinds of monsters the Israelis have to deal with on a daily basis.
this says the bomb was planted months ago and the Palestinian terrorists just waited for the right target. That target was an Israeli teenager out for a swim. https://t.co/KPFOjnTRqA
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) August 24, 2019
You’d think the anti-Semites in our Congress could at least just remain quiet after such a tragedy given they constantly spread Palestinian propaganda and champion their “cause.” But nope. Because there have never been any consequences, they are more emboldened than ever. That led to this disgusting, dumpster fire of a response from Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
This is absolutely tragic & horrible. My heart goes out to Rina's family. More than ever we need to support nonviolent approaches to ending the Israeli occupation and guaranteeing equal rights for all. Extremism that puts innocent lives at risk moves us no closer to peace. https://t.co/lQ4qrYf6ig
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 24, 2019
The first thing to note is that she’s retweeting a rabidly anti-Semitic organization that continually blames Israel for all the world’s ills while never standing against Palestinian terrorism. That would be bad enough, but Tlaib goes further. She gives her own awful commentary blaming the “occupation” and the idea that if only Israel gave into the Palestinians, they’d all live in peace and harmony. You see, it’s not the fault of the Palestinian terrorists who killed this girl. It’s Israel’s fault for somehow provoking them by not letting their country be overrun with an Islamism that wants to destroy it.
Her description of the situation is ahistorical garbage. Jews were being slaughtered by Palestinians long before Israel existed. Further, there is no “occupation.” Israel pulled out of Gaza over a decade ago. To the extent that Palestinians lack rights, it’s the fault of their own terrorist led, dictatorial government (which they freely voted in). That also happens to be a government that Tlaib refuses to ever criticize.
Past that, Tlaib can’t even bring herself to actually condemn the people who carried out this killing. How hard would it have been for her to say “I condemn this act of terrorism by the Palestinians?” I guess it’s so hard as to be nearly impossible, because even in the face of a 17 year being ripped to shreds, Tlaib gives no direct condemnation of what happened, purposely skirting the facts to make her same anti-Semitic political points.
It’s astonishing in its brazenness, yet not at all surprising given the Democrat party has chosen to not push back against any of this. This is the modern left and it’s not a pretty sight to behold.
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