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Ted Cruz: Ilhan Omar Is ‘Acting As Press Secretary For Hamas’

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Monday that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is “acting as the press secretary for Hamas,” the Palestinian terror organization, after she tweeted false information about recent clashes in Gaza.

Omar, who is staunchly anti-Israel, and has a history of antisemitic rhetoric, tweeted Monday:

Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism.

Unlike Israel, missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, don’t exist to protect Palestinian civilians.

It’s unconscionable to not condemn these attacks on the week of Eid. https://t.co/vWWQfMqBkT

Omar was responding to claims by Palestinians that 20 Palestinians had been killed in Israeli airstrikes, including 9 children. What the report did not mention was that Israel claimed it had targeted and killed 11 Hamas fighters who had fired rockets at Israeli civilians. The Hamas attack was aimed at Jerusalem, where Palestinians have rioted in recent days, at the instigation of Palestinian terror groups and political leaders. Earlier Monday, a Palestinian mob attempted to lynch an Israeli driver.

Hamas is also known to fire rockets at Israel from densely populated areas in Gaza, placing civilians at risk, and also uses Palestinian civilians as human shields to protect terrorists and weapons caches. Israel’s Iron Dome missile de… (Read more)

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