The stance of the United States government is that Israel is an ally. One would not know that when listening to certain members of the government, including Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
With Israel under brutal attack by Hamas from the Gaza Strip. They are firing rockets into heavily populated civilian centers in hopes of killing as many Israelis as possible. In response, Israel launched an airstrike to stop the attacks on their people. Omar labeled this as an “act of terrorism.” And in case you’re baffled, let’s be clear. She labeled the righteous Israeli response to attacks against its civilians as an act of terrorism. According to The Post Millennial:
Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar accused Israel of “terrorism” for responding to a rockets launched at civilian targets from the terrorist organization Hamas which controls Gaza. Hamas is designated a terrorist organization by the US and European Union.
Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism.
Palestinians deserve protection.
Unlike Israel, missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, don’t exist to protect Palestinian civilians.
It’s unconscionable to not condemn these attacks on the week of Eid. https://t.co/vWWQfMqBkT
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 10, 2021
Omar tweeted, “Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism. Palestinians deserve protection. Unlike Israel, missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, don’t exist to protect Palestinian civilians. It’s unconscionable to not condemn these attacks on the week of Eid.”
Over 160 rockets have been fired Monday into Israel while thousands of Israelis were in the streets celebrating Jerusalem Day. The rockets reached as far as Jerusalem causing the evacuation of the Knesset. Israelis in Southern Israel have been sheltering in place.
She later doubled down on the claim, saying: “Many will tell you Israel has a right to defend itself, to safety and security, but are silent on whether Palestinians have those rights too. Until we can defend the rights of Palestinians just as we do Israelis, we have no leg to stand on when it comes to justice or peace.”
Fellow Congresswoman Lauren Boebert had a response, not only for Omar but for Democrats on Capitol Hill who refuse to call her out for her divisive rhetoric.
.@IlhanMN should decide whether she wants to be a Congresswoman or a full-time propagandist for Hamas. Why are her fellow Democrats so silent about her disgraceful comments?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 11, 2021
“@IlhanMN should decide whether she wants to be a Congresswoman or a full-time propagandist for Hamas. Why are her fellow Democrats so silent about her disgraceful comments?” she Tweeted.
Boebert wasn’t the only one who had such a response. Senator Ted Cruz yesterday said pretty much the same thing, Tweeting, “Why is a Member of Congress acting as the press secretary for Hamas? Does Biden agree?”
Why is a Member of Congress acting as the press secretary for Hamas?
Does Biden agree? https://t.co/kjZG1HO0RD
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 10, 2021
The IDF released a statement explaining its attacks on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
Overnight, in response to continuous rocket fire from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory, the IDF struck over 130 terror targets belonging to terror organizations in the Gaza Strip. In the first and second stages of the strikes, IDF fighter jets, attack helicopters and aircraft struck weapons manufacturing sites belonging to the Hamas terror organization. In the third stage, targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization and the Islamic Jihad were struck, including: weapons manufacturing sites and military facilities belonging to the Hamas terror organization and the Islamic Jihad. A Hamas battalion commander was also targeted.
In addition, as part of the strikes over the past day, the IDF struck a military intelligence building belonging to the Hamas terror organization, along with approximately 15 operatives of the organization. Likewise, IDF tanks and aircraft struck additional terror targets, among them: two offensive terror tunnels adjacent to the security fence. The Hamas terror organization deliberately places military targets in the heart of densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip. The IDF takes precautions to avoid harming civilians as much as possible during its operational activities.
Does Ilhan Omar expect Israel to do nothing as hundreds of rockets are fired into densely populated civilian areas? Their response to Hamas attacks was muted in comparison. As Lauren Boebert notes, Omar is just a Hamas propagandist.
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