In addition to yet again defending terrorists (you know, ‘some people’ who ‘do something’), Muslim rep. Ilhan Omar added a lie to her tweet on Sunday night concerning the racket blasts sent towards civilians in Israel from Islamic jihadists.
Civilians targeted by Hamas this weekend had to deal with over 600 rockets, launched from un-occupied Gaza.
Of course, Omar ignores the truth any chance she can.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Rep. Ilhan Omar appeared to take the side of Hamas and Islamic Jihad last night after terrorists fired hundreds of rockets at civilian targets in Israel by Hamas this weekend.
“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,” the Minnesota Democrat said in a tweet Sunday night.
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
(Hint for Omar: the cycle of violence will only end when delusional jihadists stop trying to murder innocent women and children.)
Omar’s comments follow terrorists firing over 600 rockets into southern Israel, killing at least four Israelis. Israeli counterstrikes at what the Israel Defense Forces said were military targets killed at least a dozen Palestinians.
A pregnant Palestinian woman and her infant niece were among those killed but the Israelis said a misfired Palestinian rocket — not an Israeli airstrike — caused those deaths, disputing a Gaza Health Ministry statement that Israel was to blame.
President Trump condemned the rocket attacks on Twitter and expressed American support for Israel.
“Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens,” Trump said on Twitter Sunday. “To the Gazan people — these terrorist acts against Israel will bring you nothing but more misery. END the violence and work towards peace – it can happen!”
Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2019
….To the Gazan people — these terrorist acts against Israel will bring you nothing but more misery. END the violence and work towards peace – it can happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2019
Omar’s criticism of Israel and support of Palestine follows a long history of comments many have characterized as anti-Semitic. After her election in 2018, Omar had a 2012 tweet resurface in which she said Israel had “hypnotized the world.”
Earlier this year, Omar said the American Israel Political Action Committee was bribing members of Congress to be pro-Israel. She later apologized for the comment calling it anti-Semitic.
Listening and learning, but standing strong 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019
In February, Omar was criticized for playing on the anti-Semitic trope of dual-loyalty of Jewish Americans in a discussion of progressive issues at a panel event discussion.
“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country. I want to ask why is it OK for me to talk about the influence of the NRA, of fossil fuel industries or Big Pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobbying group that is influencing policies?” Omar said at a Busboys & Poets town hall. Omar refused to apologize for the comments, doubling down a few days later.
“I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee,” Omar said on Twitter. “I am told everyday that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel. I find that to be problematic and I am not alone. I just happen to be willing to speak up on it and open myself to attacks.”
Omar has continued rhetoric Jewish leaders have called anti-Semitic since her initial apology, refusing to back down even as her own Democratic leadership has denounced her comments.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., a close ally of Omar’s in Congress, went after the New York Times Sunday accusing them of “dehumanizing our Palestinian people who just want to be free.”
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 https://t.co/p3X3j8WtwM
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 5, 2019
This is outrageous!
The people in Gaza ARE free… but are oppressed by the terror regimes controlling the area.
Breitbart News pointed out the lie:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) wrongly referred to Gaza as “occupied” in a tweet supporting Palestinian terrorists against Israel on Sunday, as hundreds of rockets were fired at Israeli civilian population centers, killing four Israelis.
Omar, who supports the anti-Israel “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement, and who has a long history of anti-Semitic rhetoric relating to the issue, weighed in on the conflict Sunday, calling it a “cycle of violence” but clearly blaming Israel.
The “protesters” to which Omar refers were shot at because they were trying to breach the border fence and were using incendiary devices, among other weapons. In the past, such “protests” were organized by the Hamas terror organization — which violently suppresses protests against its own brutal regime in Gaza, according to the UN.
Among Omar’s many dubious claims in a single tweet, one false claim stands out: namely, that Gaza faces a “status quo of occupation.”
In 2005, Israel unilaterally removed every Israeli soldier and civilian from Gaza, ending any possible “occupation” of the territory — against much domestic political opposition within Israel itself. The hope was that Palestinians would use the withdrawal as an opportunity to invest in Gaza’s economy and work towards peace.
Instead, Hamas — which took over Gaza in a 2007 coup against the Palestinian Authority government — turned Gaza into a terrorist launchpad, using civilian areas in the territory to launch rockets at Israeli cities, and digging tunnels to infiltrate into Israeli territory and kidnap Israeli soldiers (successfully, in the case of Gilad Shalit in 2006).
How long will the people of Minnesota continue to put up with this hate and deceit? Perhaps that’s the way her district really feels?