AOC, 'Squad' members' anti-Israel comments blasted by lawmakers and pro-Israel groups
Florida Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch said in a tweet: ‘No one should defend Hamas. Ever’
Marco Rubio slams Ilhan Omar for tweet on Israel: She’s out of her mind
In a tweet: Ocasio-Cortez: “President Biden’s defense of Israel’s use of force to protect itself against Hamas was “siding with the occupation.”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich: “Israel is promoting racism and dehumanization under a discriminatory apartheid system.”
One of the most inflammatory tweets came from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who accused Israel of “terrorism” amid the fatal clashes with Hamas.
In a Twitter post on Monday, Omar wrote: “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.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and other members of the left-wing “Squad” members are facing backlash for their controversial anti-Israel tweets amid intensifying violence between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas this week.
Republican and Democrat lawmakers, as well as pro-Israel groups, are pushing back against remarks by the progressive group that appeared to blame Israel, rather than Hamas terrorists, for the violence.
According to Israeli Defense Forces Lt. Colonel Jonathan Conricus, over 1,100 rockets were launched by Hamas into Israel over the last few days. Israeli counteroffensives targeted Hamas and the Islamic Jihad military complexes in Gaza.
President Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday to reaffirm U.S. support for Israel amid the deadly conflict.
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