Violence has broken out in the Middle East once again as the Palestinian terrorists masquerading as political leaders have launched more than 700 rockets into Israel over the last several days. Reportedly sparked off by a jihadist who wounded two Israeli soldiers with sniper fire, there has been talk that we could be looking at the beginnings of a full-fledged war between Hamas and Israel. A war that would, to put it mildly, not turn out well for the Palestinians.
Thankfully, while our close allies are under violent siege from their neighbors, we have congresswomen like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to remind us that whenever there is terrorism in Jerusalem, Israel is to blame.
Angry about a New York Times headline that simply noted that Palestinian terrorists had fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, Tlaib took to her Twitter account: “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 was even more direct. “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.”
Noah Pollak of the Washington Free Beacon tweeted back 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.”
As for Omar, he said: “She’s saying that terrorism is justified until ‘real justice’ is achieved. What is real justice? The destruction of Israel. Omar is an Islamist.”
Conservative Review’s Jordan Schachtel was even blunter, pointing out that Omar and Tlaib were reciting terrorist talking points.
“This is outright Hamas propaganda, rife with countless falsehoods,” 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.”
The new round of bizarre, far-left views comes only a few days after Omar said that the United States was responsible for the fall of Venezuela and, in a separate speech, that the U.S. would “not be a country for white people.”
Voters of Minnesota and Michigan? Be ashamed. Do better next time.