Over the past 36 hours, 600 rockets have fallen on Israel, fired from the Hamas controlled Gaza strip. Reports are scattered right now, but there are numerous videos floating around of the destruction. Several Israelis are confirmed dead.
🚨MORE: Air-raid sirens sounding in southern Israel. Over 600 rockets have been fired at Israeli civilians in the last 36 hours.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 5, 2019
The attacks are ongoing and in response, Palestinians took the streets last night to celebrate. What exactly they think they are accomplishing worthy of celebration is unclear, well, except of course their rabid anti-Semitism. To many of these people and their leaders, killing Jews is enough, never mind that it’s only sinking them further into desolation.
Palestinians in Gaza cheer and chant “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) as rockets targeting Israeli civilians are launched from nearby. pic.twitter.com/I7vA5dpRfU
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) May 4, 2019
While political reactions have been sparse, as most Democrats like to avoid this topic, Rep. Rashida Tlaib decided to jump into the fray. This was her response. I won’t say it’s surprising because nothing she says really surprises me anymore.
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
In the midst of a massive attack on Israel by Palestinians, Tlaib rushes to go to bat for Hamas terrorists. She’s also quoting false propaganda by trying to blame Israel for the strikes. Israel did not randomly shoot unarmed people in the Gaza strip on Friday. That’s the kind of made up crap that continues to stoke tensions and she’s peddling it as a U.S. Congressional member. It’s pretty disgusting.
It’s eye-opening to see someone who claims to represent America and its values defend people that are purposely targeting Jewish civilians in Israel. There’s also a fair bit of irony given the anti-Semitic “dual loyalty” smears she and Ilhan Omar have trafficked in. These two women consistently show their loyalty lies with awful regimes, whether it be Omar defending Maduro and Iran or Tlaib defending Hamas. Enough pretending they are anything but anti-American in their worldview at this point.
We’ve reached a place where the insanity is too much to let go. The media need to wake up, get over their bias for a few minutes, and call this stuff out. It’s not normal or acceptable for elected U.S. officials to peddle terrorist propaganda and blame innocent Israelis for having rockets fired at them by Palestinians. Michigan and Minnesota need to wake the heck up and change paths in the 2020 election. Those that sympathize with terrorists (yeah, I’m going there, they’ve left me no choice) have no business influencing governmental policy.