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Democrat Representative Omar Draws Furious Response From Conservative After Post About Sending Israel Weapons

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Democrat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has spoken out about the war between Israel and Hamas in precisely the way many anticipated she would.

She made a plea for the United States to not assist Israel with weapons as it fights for its existence.

“According to Amnesty International, Human Rights watch, the UN, and Israeli human rights group B’Tselem these policies meet the definition of apartheid. We know occupation and systematic apartheid are a violation of international law and it must end,” she said in a long thread on X, formerly Twitter.

“Palestinians have few recourses for justice and accountability. Attacks by the IDF and settlers against Palestinians are regularly met with impunity. Efforts to seek justice in international courts are stonewalled by the Israeli government, with U.S. support,” the representative said.

“As the world is condemning Hamas’s attacks, we must also oppose an Israeli military response that has already taken the lives of hundreds of Palestinians, including nearly two dozen children,” she said.

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“The Israeli Defense Minister has called Palestinians ‘human animals’ and promised to cut off all electricity, all food, and all fuel to civilians in Gaza,” the Squad member said.

“This is collective punishment, a war crime, and the U.S. should oppose any violations of international law if we truly support a rules-based international order,” she said.

“We must learn from the mistakes of our own war on terror—that military action alone rarely addresses the root causes. That peace and justice will not come from the barrel of a gun.

“And that targeting an entire civilian population will only sow more discord and perpetuate the cycle of violence,” she said.

“The solution to this horror, as ever, is a negotiated peace—with Israelis and Palestinians enjoying equal rights and security guarantees.

“Instead of continuing unconditional weapons sales and military aid to Israel, I urge the United States at long last to use its diplomatic might to push for peace,” she said.

Omar’s comments ignited a firestorm on social media, with many ripping her call for peace right after the attack on Israel that killed over 1,000 people.

New York GOP Rep. Mike Lawler fired back on X: “Israel was just brutally attacked by terrorists, funded by Iran, and you want to cut off funding and military aid and equipment. You are out of your mind and unfit to serve in the House of Representatives. This is why you were removed from the Foreign Affairs committee.”

After the GOP took over the lower house earlier this year, Omar was kicked off the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy cited Omar’s past comments on Israel as justification for her removal.

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“Ilhan Omar and the squad using the days after Israel faced the largest terror attack in its history and the largest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust to call for cutting off military aid to those who were attacked,” an account named AG said.

“Ilhan calls for the U.S. to abandon Israel as Hamas parades rape victims survivors through the streets of Gaza. May God have mercy on your soul,” Mediate writer Isaac Schorr chimed in.

“This is the literal definition of negotiating with terrorists,” Gates McGavick, Legal Communications Director at Republican National Committee, said.

Omar did denounce Hamas’ deadly assault on the Jewish State that began Saturday.

“I condemn the horrific acts we are seeing unfold today in Israel against children, women, the elderly, and the unarmed people who are being slaughtered and taken hostage by Hamas,” Omar said at the time.

Omar on Monday also underscored that residents of Gaza overwhelmingly live in acute poverty and are mostly comprised of children.

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