You know a Democrat has done something wrong when the media won’t focus on what said Democrat did, but how the right reacted to it. This is exactly what The Hill did after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) sent out a tweet blaming the violence and death occurring on the Gaza strip on the “occupation” and “humanitarian crisis” occurring there.
Omar posted the tweet on Sunday asking how much more violence needs to occur and asserting that only “real justice” will bring peace.
“How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends?” asked Omar. “The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about security and lasting peace.”
How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends?
The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about security and lasting peace.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 5, 2019
This naturally caused backlash. For one, Israel does not occupy Gaza, the terrorist group Hamas does. Hamas is known for sending rockets into Israel in an attempt to kill as many people within its borders as possible. The iron dome system (an anti-missile device) is often all that stands between death and destruction.
Secondly, many aren’t quite sure what Omar means by “real justice,” but as Omar is a proven antisemite, one shudders to think.
Conservatives fired back on Twitter at Omar, publicly correcting her insinuations and pointing out that what she’s essentially doing is taking the blame off of murderous terrorist groups and putting it on innocent people.
In essence, conservatives were calling out that Omar was defending terrorists, namely Hamas.
1. Hamas controls Gaza.
2. Hamas is firing rockets at civilians in Israel. 3. @IlhanMN is defending Hamas. Real question is how many times will @IlhanMN rush to the defense of terrorists? https://t.co/mrKQBz1TDa
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 5, 2019
It’s deeply troubling that we’ve reached the point where no one is shocked when sitting members of congress, like @IlhanMN & @RashidaTlaib, side with Hamas terrorists over Israel. By remaining silent, democrat leadership & presidential candidates are endorsing this insanity. https://t.co/A8STX8WqLf
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 6, 2019
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) May 6, 2019
The Hill took the backlash Omar received and created a news item out of it titled “Conservatives slam Omar over tweet on Gaza violence.”
In the article, The Hill wrote that Omar “lamented” the violence in Gaza, and made the usual comments about Conservatives using this as an opportunity to hit her.
“Conservatives seized on Omar’s comments to suggest the congresswoman was voicing support for Hamas, a Palestinian group behind hundreds of rockets fired over the weekend,” wrote The Hill.
The problem here is that this is exactly what Omar was doing. The term “occupation” as used by leftist, at least in terms of talking about the Middle East, refers to Israel settling on what they believe to be Palestinian land. However, Israel does not occupy Gaza.
The violence occurring in Gaza is due to the hands of Hamas, which hurts Israeli and Palestinian alike.
So what we have here is Omar running defense for terrorists, and The Hill running defense for her.
Perhaps President Trump’s declaration of the press being the enemy of the people isn’t so silly after all.