Rep Ilhan Omar, Chairperson of the Democratic Hamas Caucus has retweeted a video from an anti-Semitic group that was investigated over their ties to terrorist groups. This came just one day after comparing the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban. Omar retweeted a video created by the anti-Israel organization International Solidarity Movement. The video was put together by activists of the group.
The video was posted on Twitter by Marwa Fatafta, who claims to be a Palestinian feminist.
The tweet was captioned:
“This Palestinian child carrying his Spider-Man school backpack violently snatched and detained by Israeli forces. His wriggling is too painful to watch, but sure tell this brutalized child that [Secretary of State Antony Blinken] says he can claim justice from his abusers.”
Fox News describes the ISM as being one of the top ten anti-Semitic groups in the country. The International Solidarity Movement was previously investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its possible terror ties.
The report stated:
“It is clear, however, that the FBI conducted at least two major investigations into ISM. In addition to the international terrorism investigation into the two St. Louis activists, the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office initiated a domestic security investigation into ISM as an organization.”
Omar questioned Tony Blinken, Biden’s Secretary of state, asking:
“I haven’t seen any evidence in either case that domestic courts both can and will prosecute alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. So in both of these cases, if domestic courts can’t or won’t pursue justice and we oppose the ICC, where do we think the victims of these supposed crimes can go for justice?”
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“I believe that we have, whether it’s the United States or Israel, we both have the mechanisms to make sure that there is accountability in any situations where there are concerns about the use of force and human rights.”
Blinken’s response was excessively weak. Self-defense does not a war crime make and shooting 4,340 missiles into Israel could be considered by most sane folks as being a real attack except for the Hamas caucus. They consider that ” some people doing something.”