Far-left Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked Israel on Sunday and defended the Palestinian terrorist attacks that targeted Israel over the weekend.
The Jerusalem Post reported that approximately 700 rockets were fired at Israel from Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip and that the Iron Dome intercepted approximately 173 of the rockets.
“Terror groups Hamas and Islamic jihad in Gaza have fired over 700 rockets at Israel since Friday, killing four Israelis and wounding dozens,” The Jerusalem Post reported, adding: “Defiant Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials said on Sunday that they don’t rule out the possibility that the current round of fighting in the Gaza Strip could lead to an all-out war with Israel.”
“The latest round of violence began two days ago when an Islamic Jihad sniper fired at Israeli troops, wounding two soldiers,” Reuters reported.
Omar and Tlaib, who are both well-documented anti-Semites, rushed to attack Israel and defended the terrorism that was being carried out against Israel.
In response to a New York Times headline that stated that Palestinian terrorists had fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, Tlaib wrote on Twitter: “When will the world stop dehumanizing our Palestinian people who just want to be free? Headlines like this & framing it in this way just feeds into the continued lack of responsibility on Israel who unjustly oppress & target Palestinian children and families. #FreePalestine”
Omar took a more aggressive stance defending the terrorists, writing: “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.”
Here are some of the notable responses the two Congresswomen received over their remarks:
“These are Hamas talking points,” Arthur Schwartz tweeted. “Hamas has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the US since 1997. Whose side are you on?”
Free Beacon contributor Noah Pollak wrote in response to Tlaib: “If you follow her logic here, she’s saying that anyone who fights back against Palestinian terrorism is ‘dehumanizing our Palestinian people,’ i.e. Palestinians have an inherent right to kill Jews. I have no doubt she believes this.”
Pollak wrote the following in response to Omar: “Omar’s ‘Only real justice can bring about security’ is code language. She’s saying that terrorism is justified until “real justice” is achieved. What is real justice? The destruction of Israel. Omar is an Islamist.”
“What does she mean by ‘real justice?'” Erielle Davidson tweeted. “Someone should ask her. For there is nothing ‘just’ about an anti-Semitic jihadist group being propped up by members of US Congress.”
“A genocidal Sunni jihadist group was democratically elected by a radicalized populace in an area from which Israel unilaterally withdrew, and @IlhanMN finds a way to still blame Israel,” Daily Wire Editor-at-Large Josh Hammer tweeted.
“This is outright Hamas propaganda, rife with countless falsehoods,” Conservative Review’s Jordan Schachtel tweeted. “There is no occupation in Gaza. Your Hamas friends are responsible for the deaths of children. They were not protesters. Stop defending jihadi terrorists.”