As Israeli citizens endure days of rocket attacks from Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists, radical members of Congress known as the Squad continue to attack America's greatest ally in the Middle East.
Apartheid states aren’t democracies.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 15, 2021
Apartheid states aren’t democracies. https://t.co/0A6mbq6Fdo— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) May 15, 2021
Apartheid states aren't democracies. https://t.co/oF30zaqM4v— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 15, 2021
While many in the west are still uncomfortable calling Israel an Apartheid state, this Israeli man was saying it four years ago. It’s time to get on the right side of history.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 17, 2021
Townhall reached out to Democrat members on the House Foreign Affairs Committee—on which Rep. Omar sits—asking whether they agree with the sentiment that Israel is an apartheid state. Townhall received responses from just two Democrats on the committee, both distancing themselves from the comments made by their colleagues.
A spokesperson for Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) told Townhall that "Congresswoman Titus would not associate herself with those remarks."
Rep. Kathy Manning's office said the North Carolina Democrat "does not agree with" the Squad's claims that Israel is an apartheid state, and highlighted Manning's Wednesday statement thanking President Biden for standing with Israel, noting "every nation has the responsibility to protect its citizens from military attack." Manning's statement also added "we must continue to ensure that our ally Israel has the ability to defend itself from terrorists and those bent on the destruction of the world’s only Jewish state."
The Squad's attempts to label Israel an apartheid state were apparently only part of their intolerant plan set on abandoning Israel as it defends its citizens against Hamas attacks. On Wednesday, the Squad went beyond smears on Twitter as Ocasio-Cortez led the charge on an attempt to block the sale of American arms to Israel.
Again based on false claims, AOC and her fellow Squad members failed to note that the IDF is targeting terrorists while Hamas hides behind homes, schools, and office buildings to lob rockets indiscriminately into Israel.
The United States should not be rubber-stamping weapons sales to the Israeli government as they deploy our resources to target international media outlets, schools, hospitals, humanitarian missions and civilian sites for bombing.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 19, 2021
We have a responsibility to protect human rights. https://t.co/OctBNYFpwp
No more weapons to kill children and families.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 19, 2021
Bombing a school is a war crime. Bombing a hospital is a war crime. Bombing news outlets is a war crime. Firing rockets at civilians is *also* a war crime.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 19, 2021
If we believe in human rights, we should hold anyone who commits war crimes fully accountable.
What the Squad is describing are the actions of Hamas terrorists, not Israel—and Hamas should be the entity held accountable for war crimes against Israeli citizens as well as residents of the Gaza Strip.
Katie debunked the "Hamas propaganda" being advanced by the Squad and their allies in the media yesterday:
"You are repeating Hamas propaganda by saying the Israelis are deliberately targeting civilians when they go out of their way to stop civilians from being killed. Hamas purposely uses them as human shields - that is a known fact and you are denying it."@KatiePavlich ?????? pic.twitter.com/ecmY5GqPHO— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) May 20, 2021