Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is underneath hearth for calling on Israel to cease its “disgusting” coverage of holding the our bodies of Palestinians killed whereas finishing up terror assaults, and for describing the terrorists as “loving” and “successful” individuals.
In a tweet posted Saturday, Tlaib mourned the very fact the physique of Palestinian terrorist Mai Afana, whom Tlaib described as a “loving daughter and successful student,” has not but been launched to her household.
Nowhere within the tweet does Tlaib point out why Israel killed Afana.
“Meet Mai Afana’s mother, Khuloud, who is fighting to be able to bury her daughter & begin her healing. Mai was a mother, loving daughter & successful PhD student. She was killed by the Israeli government last June. Israel won’t release her body to her family,” Tlaib posted, alongside a photograph of the terrorist’s mom holding an image of her daughter.
Afana was killed by Israeli troops in June after attempting a ramming assault on a gaggle of Israeli troopers at a checkpoint within the West Bank. Afana then exited her automobile and charged on the troopers, trying to stab them with a knife she was brandishing.
This is insane. Mai Afana & Ahmed Erekat have been killed as they have been attempting to hold out murderous terror assaults. Is @RashidaTlaib going to start out terror-washing the #ISIS bombers in #Kabul as “loving sons” and “succesful students”? pic.twitter.com/Lp1f7MBcyt
— Asher Fredman אשר פרדמן (@fredman_a) August 28, 2021
In a separate tweet, Tlaib lamented, “The Palestinian people deserve the same dignity as any other human being. To deny the right to see their loved ones for a modicum of closure is another form of painful violence from the U.S. sponsored, Israeli arsenal. Mai’s dead body is one of hundreds being held.”
A 3rd tweet noticed Tlaib try to tug on her followers’ heartstrings with the story of the Erekats and their “loving son” Ahmed who was killed by Israeli forces whereas additionally trying a ramming assault right into a checkpoint. Tlaib referred to as on the U.S. to “demand an end to [Israel’s] disgusting practice” of holding the our bodies of terrorists.
The soldier who was injured within the assault mentioned Ahmed, the nephew of late Palestinian senior official Saeb Erekat, mentioned he “looked [her] in the eye, turned the steering wheel and rammed” into her, sending her flying throughout the median, as video footage of the incident exhibits.
Video of Ahmad Erekat ramming into border police. pic.twitter.com/3N4ysw1ef3
— Normacillin PRN דוד (@Tofurkey_jew) August 29, 2021
Tlaib’s tweets on Saturday generated loads of backlash. Asher Freedman wrote, “This is insane. Mai Afana & Ahmed Erekat were killed as they were trying to carry out murderous terror attacks. Is @RashidaTlaib going to start terror-washing the #ISIS bombers in #Kabul as “loving sons” and “succesful [sic] students”?”
Others referred to as on Tlaib to talk out in opposition to Hamas for holding the our bodies of two Israeli troopers who died throughout Operation Protective Edge in 2014 as nicely as two Israeli residents who they’re holding captive.
Tlaib has previously expressed assist for terrorists. As not too long ago as final month, the Michigan Representative condemned Israel’s choice to demolish the house of a Palestinian terrorist whereas omitting any point out of the truth that he murdered a youngster and critically wounded two others.