In another case of deliberate misinformation on the left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) repeated claims that have stirred debate. Despite evidence to the contrary, Tlaib accused the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) of being responsible for a bombing that struck a Gaza hospital, reportedly causing civilian casualties.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) appears to continue to blame Israel for the Gaza hospital explosion Tuesday, as the U.S. currently assesses that Israel is not responsible:
“That's what's been really painful … continue to watch people think it's okay to bomb a hospital.” pic.twitter.com/wxqA7VU8LE
— The Recount (@therecount) October 18, 2023
During a protest by Palestinians, Tlaib passionately accused the Biden administration of funding what she called a “genocide” against Palestinians.
During a recent protest, Tlaib expressed her distress over the bombing of a hospital, especially when children were involved.
“That’s what’s been really painful — just continue to watch people think it’s okay to bomb a hospital where children. You know, what’s so hard sometimes is watching those videos and the people telling the kids, ‘Don’t cry.’ But like, let them cry! And they’re shaking, and somebody — you know this — they keep telling them not to cry in Arabic. They can cry, I can cry, we all can cry. If we’re not crying, something is wrong,” she stated.
Addressing President Joe Biden directly, Tlaib stated that not all of America was in agreement with his stance on the conflict. She urged him to reconsider his position, stating, “We are literally watching people commit genocide, and we still stand by and say nothing. We will remember this.”
Despite the emotional tone of her speech, Tlaib affirmed the protesters, saying they were “on the right side of history.”
Tlaib initially voiced the belief that Israel bombed the hospital in a tweet that mirrored Hamas’ assertions. However, video evidence and an assessment by the U.S. National Security Council suggest that the damage and casualties were caused by rockets launched by a Palestinian terrorist group rather than an Israeli missile.
The Israeli Defense Forces also responded to these claims, stating that the hospital in Gaza was destroyed by a Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket during their attacks, not by an Israeli airstrike.
Tlaib’s allegations have faced criticism from various quarters, including Sen. Markwayne Mullen (D-OK), who condemned her for making what he considered to be dangerous claims and expressed concerns about her support for Hamas after she refused to condemn the brutal actions of the designated terrorist organization.
“This is absurd for her to go out there and defend…a known terrorist organization that has been recognized by the United States as a terrorist organization and then go against one of our strongest allies in Israel. And there is no recourse for this. It’s absolutely ridiculous and sad,” he stated.
Mullen argued that there should be consequences for Tlaib’s statements, emphasizing the importance of strong leadership in addressing such contentious issues.