Rep. Tlaib Accuses Netanyahu Of Genocide

( – Far-left progressive Democratic Socialist Rashida Tlaib is back in the headlines after she called Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “genocidal maniac.” The Michigan lawmaker is the only Palestinian American in the United States Congress. She has faced widespread backlash from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for various comments and actions since the Hamas terrorist attack against Israel on October 7, 2023. This time, Tlaib posted an Instagram Story, sharing an article from Democracy Now, which is a far-left news outlet. The article claimed Netanyahu was forcing Palestinians to leave Gaza.

Tlaib continued, writing that Netanyahu was a war criminal. She claimed that members of Congress who met with him were supportive of his war crimes and that she and others would never forget. Tlaib made similar comments when she accused President Biden of supporting genocide back in November 2023. New Jersey Democratic Representative Josh Gottheimer, who is Jewish, has publicly criticized Tlaib multiple times over the last several months. He and other lawmakers on the Intelligence Committee met with Netanyahu in December 2023.

After Tlaib’s latest comments, he released a statement addressing her claims. He discussed the atrocities committed by the Hamas terrorists and the American hostages that are still being held. He turned Tlaib’s own words against her, writing “We will never, ever forget anyone who has refused, even to this day, to unequivocally condemn Hamas and their extensive war crimes.” Gottheimer voted with the Republicans and 21 House Democrats to censure Tlaib in November after she was accused of antisemitic rhetoric and activities.

More than 1,200 people were killed during the Hamas attack against Israel. The Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry has reported that Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have killed over 21,000 Palestinians since Netanyahu declared war, but it is unknown if that number is accurate. Tlaib is not alone in her criticism of Netanyahu, as President Erdogan of Turkey recently likened him to Adolf Hitler. He adopted the Palestinian ministry’s death toll claims when discussing the level of support the United States had given to Israel’s retaliatory efforts.

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