Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) were widely rebuked over the weekend for responding to the latest terrorist attacks against Israel not with condemnation of Hamas and other terrorist cells in Gaza, but with scorn for Israel.
Omar, whose anti-Semitic history is well-documented, was even accused of repeating Hamas talking points.
What did they say?
On Sunday, Omar denounced the "status quo of occupation" of Gaza. However, Israel does not, in fact, occupy Gaza.
How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycl… https://t.co/O2saKQuLC7— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1557099151.0
Earlier in the day, Tlaib claimed the Palestinian people are being dehumanized, while the mainstream media, specifically citing the New York Times, "feeds into the continued lack of responsibility on Israel who unjustly oppress & target Palestinian children and families."
When will the world stop dehumanizing our Palestinian people who just want to be free? Headlines like this & framin… https://t.co/mBeQBQAyEU— Rashida Tlaib (@Rashida Tlaib)1557073944.0
According to the Israeli Defense Forces, Palestinian terrorists have fired more than 600 rockets over the last several days, resulting in at least four Israeli civilian deaths.
In response, the IDF has launched more than 300 coordinated strikes against individual terrorists in Gaza and terrorist positions, including rocket launch sites, weapons depots, terrorist compounds, and terrorist observation posts.
What was the response?
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) called out Omar for "defending Hamas."
1. Hamas controls Gaza. 2. Hamas is firing rockets at civilians in Israel. 3. @IlhanMN is defending Hamas. Real que… https://t.co/75N60B8wOr— Liz Cheney (@Liz Cheney)1557100509.0
Imam Mohamad Tawhidi, who is known as the "imam of peace," knocked both Omar and Talib for not condemning the terrorism.
Remember that time @Ilhan and @RashidaTlaib condemned Hamas’ terrorism? Neither do I.— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imam Mohamad Tawhidi)1557018596.0
The Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro:
Defending genocidal Jew-hating terrorists right on cue https://t.co/k5MBp1l9hp— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro)1557099985.0
GOP operative Arthur Schwartz:
These are Hamas talking points. Hamas has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the US since 1997. Wh… https://t.co/OnIsgdKpKf— Arthur Schwartz (@Arthur Schwartz)1557106665.0
Conservative Review's Jordan Schachtel:
@IlhanMN This is outright Hamas propaganda, rife with countless falsehoods. There is no occupation in Gaza. Your Ha… https://t.co/efQyzNlmzh— Jordan Schachtel (@Jordan Schachtel)1557099711.0
Tlaib is a relentless liar and bigot https://t.co/4JsJM7Cv36— Mark R. Levin (@Mark R. Levin)1557078333.0
Did any Democrats condemn the terrorist attacks?
Only one Democratic lawmaker so far has publicly defended Israel since the latest barrage of attacks began more than two days ago: Sen. Kyrsten Simena (D-Ariz.).
I condemn the rocket attacks on innocent civilians and stand in support of Israel and peace.— Kyrsten Sinema (@Kyrsten Sinema)1557107672.0