The Michigan Democrat has long been a vocal critic of Israel
Rape. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mitch. participated in a virtual event on Thursday supporting Palestinians in Gaza, while demonstrating Israel, praising those involved for their activism.
The event, “Gaza is Palestine,” was hosted by Palestinian activist Mohamed al-Kurd, who at the start of the event called on the US to “end all Israeli funding” and said Congress would “help and support” Israel. To provoke” was “spineless”. to provide assistance Tlaib made a late appearance at the event and thanked others for their efforts.
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“I don’t feel alone with all of you,” said the Congresswoman, when sometimes asked about being the only member of Congress to speak out against Israel in support of Palestinians. “I get strength from all of you.”
Tlaib did not address Israel directly in her brief appearance, but she has been a vocal supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, which seeks to isolate and pressure Israel for “racist” policies.
Thursday’s incident centered on an Israeli airstrike on Gaza in May that killed Palestinian civilians. According to the organizers of the event, 22 people from the same family were among the dead.
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Al-Kurd said it was clear who the “villain” in the story was, although the attack came after Hamas, which controls the terrorist organization Gaza, fired thousands of rockets into Israel, including Jerusalem, as part of a wave of violence. Were fired. .
An Israeli military spokesman said the Palestinian civilian casualties were an “unintended” consequence of the attack on Hamas’ “underground military infrastructure”. The foundations of civilians’ homes were destroyed when Israel attacked the underground facility beneath them.
At the time of the attack, more than 3,000 rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel. Few Israelis were killed in those attacks because of the Iron Dome defense system that intercepted most of the rockets. Left-wing Democrats, including Tlaib, insisted on continuing funding for the Iron Dome recently stripped of the US spending package. Other Democrats and Republicans in the House again passed a new measure to provide funding, but in the Senate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. separate investment.