Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) continued to spew false claims during a pro-Palestinian protest in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday about an explosion at a hospital in Gaza.
Tlaib instantly parroted the false claims from the Hamas-run Palestinian Health Ministry on Tuesday, which claimed that Israel killed 500+ people after bombing a hospital inside Gaza.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released evidence showing that the explosion was not caused by an aerial bomb and did not even strike the hospital — it exploded in a parking lot. It also released intercepted communications from Hamas terrorists where they said the explosion was caused by a rocket fired by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
U.S. Intelligence later confirmed that it had “satellite and other infrared data showing a launch of a rocket or missile from Palestinian fighter positions within Gaza,” according to a report from The New York Times.
Tlaib continued spreading the false claims during the rally and even made a veiled threat at President Joe Biden, saying: “I want him to know, as a Palestinian American, as also somebody of Muslim faith, I’m not going to forget this. And I think a lot of people are not gonna forget this.”
“It’s not a threat. It isn’t!” she screamed. “They think we’re joking. I mean, I think the White House and everyone thinks that we’re just gonna sit back and let this just continue to happen! No! The fact of the matter is, our lives are not safe with Joe or the forever [im]peached president!”
Rashida Tlaib threatens Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/6SmQBSVb7U
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) October 18, 2023
At a different point in her remarks, she continued to spread the lie about the hospital being bombed.
“That’s what’s been really painful … continue to watch people think it’s okay to bomb a hospital where children [are],” she claimed as she proceeded to hysterically cry and scream. “You know what’s so hard sometimes, it’s watching those videos and the people telling the kids don’t cry, and like let them cry! And they’re shaking and they kept telling them not to cry in Arabic! They can cry, I can cry, we all can cry. If we’re not crying, something is wrong.”
“And so I’m telling you right now, President Biden, not all Americans [are] with you on this one,” she continued. “And you need to wake up and understand that. We are literally watching people commit your genocide and killing the vast majority just like this, and we still stand by and say nothing. We will remember this. But all of you, you need to know. I swear … you on the right side of history.”
Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib speaks to the rally calling for a ceasefire and end of the conflict.
She breaks down stating Israel bombed a hospital killing 500 – this report is now in question
— Wid Lyman (@Wid_Lyman) October 18, 2023