Netanyahu Accuses Tlaib of Asking for “Genocide”

( – During a Fox News interview, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) of calling for genocide and the elimination of the Jewish state.

Two days after the House voted to censure Tlaib for her comments on Hamas and Israel, Israel’s head of state commented on the developments in an interview with Fox’s Brett Baier. Netanyahu told the Baier that he saluted Congress for their collective decision to censure the rep. He suggested that in contrast to her accusations that the Israeli government is waging a campaign of genocide against the Palestinians, the opposite is actually true.

He told Baier that Hamas is working towards the elimination of the Jewish State and that the IDF goes out of its way to avoid civilian casualties. Netanyahu further accused the terrorist-designated organization of forcefully keeping noncombatant Palestinians in the northern portion of Gaza in an effort to make casualty counts higher for reasons of international optics.

Though she was born in and has lived in the United States her entire life, Rep. Rashida Tlaib is a child of Palestinian immigrants. Her background in Michigan’s 12th District, which comprises a portion of Detroit, is hardly unique. The Motor City’s metro area is home to the largest population of native and second-generation Arabic speakers in the nation.

Whether she declined to condemn Hamas’ October 7th decision to invade Israel and slaughter Jewish civilians for reasons of offending her constituency or because she actually believes in their cause is something only Tlaib knows, but her choice not to do so was widely condemned across the political spectrum. After she accused Israel of “killing 500 Palestinians” in an alleged intentional hospital bombing, some would say her censure became assured.

Tlaib refused to budge even after a number of different stateside outlets printed corrections and retractions concerning the IDF’s alleged deliberate targeting of the Palestinian medical facility in Gaza. About three weeks later, her Republican counterparts and many of her Democrat colleagues alike voted to formally censure the lawmaker from Detroit.

A total of 22 Democrats joined with Republicans to censure Tlaib. The reprimand comes with no official consequences.

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