Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is reportedly a member of a Facebook group that praised Hamas and denigrated Israel, according to a recent Fox News report. The news broke after the Michigan Democrat was censured by the House of Representatives for her anti-Israel statements.
Fox News uncovered the representative’s membership in a secret Facebook group called the Palestinian-American Congress. The page was founded by Maher Abdel-qader, who had previously questioned the reality of the Holocaust.
The group included a number of posts that praised Hamas and the Oct. 7 terrorist attack that killed more than 1,300 Israelis.
It included a photo of an elderly woman taken hostage by Hamas with the caption to have Jews go “back from where you came.”
In another post, a member praised the “achievements” of anti-Israel militant groups, including a photo of a member of the Hamas terrorist organization.
Another post said that a member was “attached to the TV watching the news” of the Oct. 7 attack. The post then blamed Israel and the United States, stating that they “are the problem, you created it almost 100 years ago.”
For 6 years now, Tlaib has been in a secret Facebook group where Palestinian terrorists are glorified.
A communications review of Tlaib’s past 6 years would probably uncover a plethora of incriminating behavior. pic.twitter.com/AlhM1mOg2D
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) November 15, 2023
“You consider Hamas a terrorist organization and I am not going to argue with you at the same time you have been broadcasting that they have been killing women and children, guess that is what terrorists do at the same time no mention to the killing of Palestinian women, children and entire families,” read the post.
The writer criticized American aid to the Jewish state and wrote that they didn’t see Hamas carrying out the attack, but instead the grandchildren “of the refugees that ethnically cleansed” from the land attacking Israeli “colonists.”
Earlier this month, almost all Republicans and a significant number of Democrats voted to censure Tlaib for her comments following the Hamas attack. She blamed Israel for an explosion outside a hospital, which was likely instead caused by a rocket launched by Palestinian militants.
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) said that Tlaib’s use of the term “from the river to the sea” was “nothing else but the call for the destruction of Israel and murder of Jews.”