The Middle East is and has always been a complete and utter mess. This weekend the violence in that part of the world has escalated once again as militants in Hamas launched hundreds of rockets into Israel.
An estimated 600 rockets were fired into the the tiny nation of Israel beginning Saturday into late Saturday night. As retaliation for the attacks, Israel responded with airstrikes targeting militant sites.
According to Rueters, the weekend’s violence began after two Israeli soldiers were injured after being fired up on an Islamic Jihadi sniper.
There are numerous reports detailing the death and injuries, with as much as many of 23 people reported killed and hundreds others injured.
Following the weekend violence, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib responded as they condemned the violence and seemed to lay the responsibility for this weekend’s violent flare up on Israel.
How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends?
The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about security and lasting peace.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 5, 2019
Many responded to the freshman congresswoman.
Gaza is occupied by Hamas, not Israel. Hamas is funded by Iran and works against the interest of Palestinians. It terrorizes the Gaza population and shoots rockets into civilian areas of Israel. You seem to be an apologist for Hamas. Hope I’m wrong. #SaveGazaFromHamas
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) May 6, 2019
Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005. There is no occupation. The humanitarian crisis and the violence is all created by Hamas, a terrorist group which victimizes Israelis and Palestinians. Your attempt to blame Israel for the violence Hamas crates is telling and deplorable.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) May 5, 2019
Protesters shot, kids killed, rockets fired? Any consideration to the hundreds of thousands of lives put at risk and terrorized in Israel from this battery of rockets?
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) May 5, 2019
This is outright Hamas propaganda, rife with countless falsehoods. There is no occupation in Gaza. Your Hamas friends are responsible for the deaths of children. They were not protesters. Stop defending jihadi terrorists.
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) May 5, 2019
This statement is garbage. But, in fairness, I was actually expecting worse.
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) May 5, 2019
When will the world stop dehumanizing our Palestinian people who just want to be free? Headlines like this & framing it in this way just feeds into the continued lack of responsibility on Israel who unjustly oppress & target Palestinian children and families. #FreePalestine https://t.co/p3X3j8WtwM
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 5, 2019
I guess I missed your tweet condemning Hamas
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) May 5, 2019
you’re delusional or incredibly stupid. perhaps both are on the table.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 5, 2019
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) May 5, 2019
Israel has the right to exist.If Israel attacked Palestine with same ferocity as Palestinians, then there will be no more https://t.co/OQidVbLfXZ is the incredible restraint shown by Israel,that should be applauded
— Athul George (@athulrg) May 5, 2019