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Ilhan Omar Tweeted About Israel and Hamas, It’s as Bad as You’d Expect

Over the weekend Islamic terrorist organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired nearly 1000 rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Four civilians were killed and thousands have spent days in bomb shelters.

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Anti-Semitic Congresswoman and terrorist sympathizer Ilhan Omar weighed in, calling Gaza "occupied" territory and expressing desires for "real justice."

Gaza isn't occupied territory. Israel gave up Gaza to the Palestinians in 2005 and literally ripped thousands of Jews out of their homes to do so. Israel left Gaza as part of a peace deal and yet two years later, Hamas took over and immediately started firing on Israel. As a reminder

Israel's plan of unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip and North Samaria put forward by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was carried out on 15 August 2005. The purpose of the plan was to improve Israel's security and international status in the absence of peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

With the implementation of the plan, IDF installations and forces were removed and over 9000 Israeli citizens living in 25 settlements were evicted. By 22 September 2005, Israel's withdrawal from the entire  Gaza Strip to the 1967 Green Line, and the eviction of the four settlements in Samaria, was completed.

In June 2007 Hamas took over the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian Authority. Many thousands of rockets and mortar shells have been fired from the Gaza Strip onto southern Israeli towns and villages, terrorizing and destabilizing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens.

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Despite Omar's claims, not a single Jew or Israeli lives in Gaza. It is under complete control of Hamas. It is not "occupied" territory.

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Further, Hamas started this escalation by firing a barrage of rockets, unprovoked, into civilian territory.

Israel has the right to defend itself and they are doing so.

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