Tag: Israel

Report: Gaza Baby Killed by Islamic Jihad Rocket, Not Israel

One of the terror groups attacking Israel has admitted that its own rocket killed a 14 month old baby in Gaza, exploding inside the family’s home.

The Washington Examiner reports:

A report from the Telegram account of Hamas’ al-Risala News was published Sunday and said that the 14-month child was killed by a Gazan rocket that exploded inside of the family’s home, there are also reports that a woman also died in the Saturday blast. The report was quickly deleted, the Jerusalem Post reports.

“There is a claim that the technical failure was caused by low-grade explosives in the rocket,” it said. “There is no doubt that the baby’s death has nothing to do with the enemy’s [Israel’s] planes.”

Hamas blamed Israel for the killing, which the IDF denied in a tweet, writing, “Yesterday, Palestinian weapons caused the tragic death of a mother in Gaza and her baby. Hamas blamed Israel. Journalists amplified the lie. Our assessment indicates that the incident had nothing to do with IDF strikes.”

The Jerusalem Post reports that the terror group’s representatives met with the victims’ family and offered them “compensation and to qualify the baby as a ‘martyr’ in exchange for their silence on the circumstances of her death.”

Tlaib Blames Islamophobic Democrats for Strong Reaction to Omar’s Anti-Semitism

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) blamed Islamophobic Democrats for their strong reaction against Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) recent anti-Semitic comments.

In an interview with The Circus released Sunday, host Alex Wagner asked Tlaib, “Why do you think people in your own party reacted so strongly against what [Omar] said?”

“You know, I’m trying to figure it out. It’s just this past week, I feel, and I know this would be somewhat shocking for some, but I think Islamophobia is very much among the Democratic Party as well as the Republican Party,” she responded. “And I know that’s hard for people to hear, but there’s only been four members of Congress that are of Muslim faith. Three of them currently serve in this institution. More of us need to get elected, but more of us need to understand as we come into this institution that I have a lot of work to do with my colleagues.”

“So, you think Democrats have some Islamophobia and that’s at the root at some of this consternation?” asked Wagner.”

“I think our country’s struggling with it,” said Tlaib.

Omar has come under fire in recent months for multiple anti-Semitic statements.

Most recently, she said that politicians who support Israel “hold an allegiance to a foreign country.”

Last month, she said that Israeli advocacy group AIPAC paid off lawmakers for their support.

In 2012, Omar tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Rep. Ilhan Omar “Chuckles” When Israel is Called a Democracy, Compares Nation to Iran

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said she “almost chuckles” when Israel is called a democracy and compared the Jewish nation to Iran in a recent interview, Fox News reports.

Speaking with Yahoo! News, Omar was asked how the U.S. could facilitate peace talks between Israel and Iran.

Omar replied, “Most of the things that have been aggravating to me is that we have had a policy that makes one superior to the other. And we mask it with a conversation about justice and a two-state solution. When you have policies that clearly prioritize one over the other.”

When asked to explain in detail what she meant, Omar went on to criticize Israel.

“I mean just our relationship with the Israeli government and the Israeli state. And so when I see Israel institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state and does not recognize the other religions that are living in it,” she said.

She continued, “And we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out. We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions.”

This isn’t Omar’s first controversy regarding statements she made about Israel. She recently had to apologize for a 2012 tweet in which she said, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine#Israel.”

In 2015 as a state representative, Omar sent a letter to a judge urging him for be lenient in punishing 9 men who attempted to join ISIS.

“The best deterrent to fanaticism is a system of compassion,” she wrote. “We must alter our attitude and approach; if we truly want to effect change, we should refocus our efforts on inclusion and rehabilitation.”

“Incarcerating 20-year-old men for 30 or 40 years is essentially a life sentence. Society will have no expectations of the to-be 50- or 60-year-old released prisoners; it will view them with distrust and revulsion,” the letter continued.

She added, “Such punitive measures not only lack efficacy, they inevitably create an environment in which extremism can flourish, aligning with the presupposition of terrorist recruitment.

December 6, 2017: Ep. 606 The Govt Scares me and it Should Scare You Too

The entire Trump investigation is falling apart. Here’s what the media isn’t telling you.

Obamacare is an abysmal failure but this I didn’t expect.

President Trump appears ready to make one of the boldest foreign policy decisions I’ve seen in decades.

Govt is really screwing up the housing market.

Why was Flynn charged? An interesting viewpoint from a Democrat.